Old 09-08-2011, 12:26 PM
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Default 300 Hour Service -- Must be done by dealer? final word

hey all, I know that the topic of warranty coverage and self-servicing the engine has been a hotly debated one over the years, with the general consensus being that the owner can perform all of the basic services on his own engine without voiding the warranty.

However, when looking at the Maintenance Schedule -- http://www.simyamaha.com/category_s/1807.htm -- it shows that the 300 hour service for a few items MUST be performed by the authorized dealer. Most importantly, it says that the water pump/impeller housing service must be done by them.

I'm coming up on 300 hours on my F250B and would much prefer to do my own water pump changes/oil changes/etc on my own. I've done it for the past 100 hour services. And I've seen the "work" that my local shop does (trust me, I'm better). So why would the 300 hour be any different?

What's the final word on this? Can I do it or not, while still being cool with my warranty?
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