Welcome to Club Bennington

An official club forum for Bennington boats

Login Register

20 Hour Break-In Maintenance

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Projects' started by McZiggy, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. McZiggy

    McZiggy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Northern Wisconsin
    What is all involved in the first 20 hour maintenance? My dealer is quite a drive from me. Is this something a guy could do himself? Or is this a dealer must?

    Thanks! Chris
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 19, 2014
  2. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
    Look in your motor manual, it tells you. Basically fluid changes and any adjustments needed to motor (linkages, computer settings if any issues) etc ..... Basic maint you could do.
     
  3. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
    Just keep documentation (receipts, pictures??) etc. just in case.
     
    kaydano likes this.
  4. brentah

    brentah Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Florida
    My documentation says to change the engine oil & filter and change the lower unit oil, grease your fittings and inspect your anodes, wiring, etc

    My dealer just quoted me $440!  Took them 4 days to respond at that and I asked them what all do I get for $440 and I still haven't gotten a response.  I hate to say it but so many places live up to the stereo types of very little customer service once the sale has been made....I kinda feel like a distant memory now.   Ha....going to go get some Mobile 1 and do it myself
     
    jeff23 likes this.
  5. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

    Messages:
    5,499
    Likes Received:
    1,583
    Location:
    Denver, NC on beautiful Lake Norman
    Use dino oil until the next oil change. It wil let the rings seat better. Wait another year for the Mobil 1.
     
  6. brentah

    brentah Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Florida
    Never heard of dino oil and I searched in this forum, up one side and down the other in Hulltruth.com and in floridasportsman.com about Yamaha 150s.  Can you tell me more about it?  

    gotta say I really do love this forum...the help, advice and ideas are always so awesome...don't get the same feel from hulltruth and floridasportsman but both of those are good boating forums too
     
  7. Iraq 69

    Iraq 69 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    30
    Hey Brentah,

    Dino oil is just regular, conventional, non-synthetic engine oil. LikeCwag911 says, it helps the engine brake in better since there is more friction with the conventional oil. By the next oil change all that needs broken in will be so. Then go to a synthetic of your choice. Just remember to use the right viscosity per your owners manual.

    Have fun and let me know how it goes. I have a 20 hour coming up soon.

    Marc
     
    1Blderbob likes this.
  8. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

    Messages:
    5,499
    Likes Received:
    1,583
    Location:
    Denver, NC on beautiful Lake Norman
    Dino = made from dead dinosaurs = gotten from the ground, not made in a lab.  I didn't mean to make you crazy.    :p
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 24, 2014
  9. McZiggy

    McZiggy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Northern Wisconsin
    I've called around to local Yamaha outboard dealers.  $135 or so including tax to have it done.  I'm thinking that's worth it!
     
  10. Bamaman

    Bamaman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,319
    Likes Received:
    233
    Location:
    Florence, AL--Tennessee River
    I've got my 2 year old 24SSLX w/F150 sitting in my driveway.  With its second oil change, I switched to 10W30 Mobil 1 EP--a superior oil to plain Mobil 1, and was $27 @ Walmart. 

    The proper size oil filter is a $5 Motorcraft  FL910 that fits a 2014 Ford Escape 2.0 engine. 

    I sprung for a $12 quart of Yamaha lower unit grease, two $1.50 lower unit paper gaskets and one $5.50 crush washer on the crankcase.

    Total cost of yearly maintenance--$50 plus 1/2 hour labor.  And you don't have to be a skilled mechanic to do this minor job.

    Now, I've got to spend another hour polishing my right toon with White Diamond metal polish and the Porter Cable dual action polisher and wool bonnet.
     
  11. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
    My dealer was $150. That's oil, filter, lower unit gear oil, FUEL/WATER filter and labor.

    I had him do mine cause they were pulling it from storage (I don't have trailer or would do it myself) and had to swing past their shop anyhow.

    I did my buddies for probably $50 in parts plus changed the water pump for another $20-$30??

    Took me about 1- 1-1/2 hours to do oils and water pump.
     
    wrspeer likes this.
  12. Kells

    Kells Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Commerce Twp, MI
    Just called my dealer they said it will be $210 plus parts!?

    So that must not include Oil, Filter etc...

    I'm using 100% Pure Gas.  Should I change the Water/Fuel filter?

    I think i'm going to do the service myself.
     
  13. McZiggy

    McZiggy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Northern Wisconsin
    Holy. If only somebody could post a how to thread with step by step instructions how to do the maintanence! With pictures!
     
  14. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
    It should be changed EVERY year. You don't want to find out its full when out on the water!!!!
     
  15. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
    Ton of YouTube videos !! That's where I learned to do the water pump and it was soooooo easy !!!!
     
  16. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
    Make sure you get the Lower Unit Hose Adapter and hand pump for gear oil bottle. DO NOT use the squeeze tubes of gear oil. as THEY SUCK !!!!
     
  17. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
     
    Mike31406 likes this.
  18. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
     
    Mike31406 likes this.
  19. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
     
    Mike31406 likes this.
  20. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    8,490
    Likes Received:
    2,748
    Location:
    York, Pa
     
    PMIKEBOAT likes this.

Share This Page