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Merc Verado 350 first service

Old 02-21-2019, 03:56 PM
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Default Merc Verado 350 first service

I've looked through my manual but don't see anything about a service prior to the 100 hr mark. Do any of the Merc experts know if one is required?

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Old 02-21-2019, 04:22 PM
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That is the first service. There use to be an early service, but no more. I did my own oil change and lower unit service at 50 hours. Just to be safe.

The Vrod fluid changes are easy.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:31 PM
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I picked up my Verado this past weekend. Techs are required to put the first hour on it and then the first service is scheduled and think they said at like 20 hours but there is a 10 hour grace period either way
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My 150's first service was also at 100 hours. Along the same lines but not as aggressive as flatout I did my lower unit at 30 ish hours. Everything else I left till 100.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
follow the manual
Manual states the first service is at 100hrs. I assumed a earlier service was supposed to take place. I guess I was wrong.
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
That is the first service. There use to be an early service, but no more. I did my own oil change and lower unit service at 50 hours. Just to be safe.

The Vrod fluid changes are easy.
Thanks bro!
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:41 PM
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First service is at 100 hours. There is no 20 service that Merc requires.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:10 AM
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We service all Verados at 100 hours or 1 year, whichever comes first. No need to waste time or money on premature service.

Do you buy buy a brand new vehicle and change the oil after the first 100 Miles?

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I picked up my Verado this past weekend. Techs are required to put the first hour on it and then the first service is scheduled and think they said at like 20 hours but there is a 10 hour grace period either way
Never heard of this policy. Definetly not outlined in any service or operatorís manual.
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Originally Posted by VaporTrail1 View Post
I picked up my Verado this past weekend. Techs are required to put the first hour on it and then the first service is scheduled and think they said at like 20 hours but there is a 10 hour grace period either way
What your techs told you is come back in 20 hours so we can milk a few hundred dollars out if you for no other reason then we're greedy. Read your manual and you'll realize your techs are scum sucking leaches.
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Thatís what they said. A lot of vehicles you are supposed to change oil early. My can am had break in oil and changed at 10 hours because the first few are on a machine are when all the parts mesh together and there might be particles in the oil. Thatís also when they adjust the valves
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Originally Posted by Patton222 View Post
My 150's first service was also at 100 hours. Along the same lines but not as aggressive as flatout I did my lower unit at 30 ish hours. Everything else I left till 100.
Were leaving it at 100hr like the manual states. I just wanted to make sure I wasnít missing something. Thanks everyone.
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At 100 hours you are supposed to remove the temporary in hose / line / trash fuel filter, I have no idea if anyone does though.
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Originally Posted by v12mac View Post
At 100 hours you are supposed to remove the temporary in hose / line / trash fuel filter, I have no idea if anyone does though.
Most owners/operators don’t know they exist. They’re good for new builds where some small debris may be present in the fuel tank. We remove them before installing any new engines on a repower product.
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