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    Hey folks i got a 40 etec and i was wondering if anyone knew if the lower end oil can be changed by me or do i gota pay some guy to do it for warranty reasons. Its a 2017 etec and under warranty until 2025 it also never stays in the water and the boat is in a garage

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    That’s a question for your dealer...

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    You should be fine to do it yourself as long as your confident you can do so. But I would still consult your dealer about the fine print, keep in mind they will try to upsell you and get you to bring it in... then have some first year apprentice do the job.

    I've been a mechanic for 20 years, my new boat nor my new truck has never been back to the dealer.

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    Thats just it i dont trust some acne riddled teenage kid touching my motor !!

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    Generally with a car you need a paper trail that it was serviced as to the terms of the warranty, hard to do it yourself and provide proof of it. Even my Uncle who is a mechanic takes his truck to another shop so there is an undisputed paper trail. I would assume the same for the outboard. When I bought my wife a new Hyundai I had them do all maintenance until the warranty was over.

    Read the warranty.
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    You have a warranty so who cares and I doubt if someone is working on it that doesn't know what he is doing and if that was the case I would have not purchased a motor from them.

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    Thats just it i dont trust some acne riddled teenage kid touching my motor !!

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    Call your dealer, its also the lower end gear oil we are talking about here. Find a dealer you can trust like Proctor Marine in Simcoe, I know I can leave my Optimax with them and its always taken care of right regardless of who works on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanG View Post
    Thats just it i dont trust some touching my motor !!

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    I very much doubt that you would have an " acne riddled teenage kid " working on your motor, unless he has finished school and is working under an apprentice program through the dealership and the manufacturer, where he would be under the supervision of a licensed mechanic.
    In that case the work would be inspected and under warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    I very much doubt that you would have an " acne riddled teenage kid " working on your motor, unless he has finished school and is working under an apprentice program through the dealership and the manufacturer, where he would be under the supervision of a licensed mechanic.
    In that case the work would be inspected and under warranty.
    You should see some of the kids working on outboards at our local Marina. I drive and hour north of my house for anything that requires more than my average mechanical knowledge just so I can have a guy with 25 years experience work on my boat. There is a Marina 10 minutes down the road and the average age of the mechanics appears to be 22. Nice guys for sure, but I'd rather have someone with a bit of experience,

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    Actually repairing most engines is not that difficult, but a schematic may help when riding apart a machine. There is no certification process either to be a small engine mechanic any Joe can stick a sign on his door.I have also met many small engine mechanics who claimed they took a course someplace and didn't know squat. I have also known young kids who knew more them mechanics at shops. It does help to have experience but than again not necessary. The best mechanics might have never worked on a specific engine but could probably fix it faster than most.

    The two best Welders I know taught themselves and I would bet they could hold their own against any welder. Actually one does some welding for a shop near Kingston at a Marine shop. I would be more concerned about finding an Honest shop.

    Quote Originally Posted by diverduck View Post
    You should see some of the kids working on outboards at our local Marina. I drive and hour north of my house for anything that requires more than my average mechanical knowledge just so I can have a guy with 25 years experience work on my boat. There is a Marina 10 minutes down the road and the average age of the mechanics appears to be 22. Nice guys for sure, but I'd rather have someone with a bit of experience,
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