2013 MERCRUISER MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE-STERNDRIVE MODELS
This information is direct from the owner's manual provided at the time of delivery. Owners should consult their own warranty and maintenance books to confirm requirements. This information is provided as a guide only for your convenience.
Note: Only perform maintenance which applies to your particular power package.
EACH DAY START
If operating in salt, brackish or polluted waters, flush the cooling system after each use.
Check the water inlets for debris or marine growth. Check the seawater strainer and clean. Check the coolant level.
EVERY TWO MONTHS OR 50 HOURS
Lubricate the propeller shaft and retorque the nut ( if operating in only freshwater, this maintenance may be extended to every four months).
Operating in saltwater or brackish or polluted water only: treat the power package with Corrosion Guard.
Check the battery connections and the fluid levels.
Ensure that the gauges and the wiring connections are secure. Clean the gauges. (1)
Note: Only perform maintenance which applies to your power package
AFTER THE INITIAL 20 HOUR BREAK-IN PERIOD
To help extend the life of your Mercury Mercruiser power package, we recommend the following:
Change the engine oil and filter.
Change the sterndrive lube.
EVERY 100 HOURS OR ANNUALLY (WHICH EVER OCCURS FIRST) AA SERVICE HUNTSVILLE MARINE
Touch up the paint on the power package.
Change the crankcase oil and filter.
Change the drive unit oil.
Retorque the connection to the gimbal ring to the steering shaft.
Replace the water separating fuel filter element.
Check the steering system and the remote control for loose, missing or damaged parts. Lubricate the cables and linkages.
Check the continuity circuit for loose or damaged connections. Test the MerCathode unit on unit output on Bravo Models.
Note: On V6 models the PCV valve in non serviceable and is an internal component of the value cover.
Clean the flame arrestor, IAC muffler (MPI engines), and the crankcase ventilation hoses. Inspect the PCV valve, if equipped.
Inspect the condition and tension of the belts.
Driveshaft extension models: Lubricate the drivesahft U-joints, and tailstock input and output bearings.
(1) If operating in saltwater, interval is reduced to every 25 hours or 30 days which ever comes first.
EVERY 200 HOURS OR 3 YEARS BB SERVICE HUNTSVILLE MARINE
Inspect the U-joints, the splines and the bellows. Check the clamps. Check the engine alignment. Lubricate the U-joint splines and cross bearing, if equipped with a grease fitting.
Lubricate the gimbal bearing and the engine coupler. (2)
(2) Lubricate the engine coupler every 50 hours if operated at idle for prolonged periods of time.
EVERY 300 HOURS OR 3 YEARS CC SERVICE HUNTSVILLE MARINE
Check the engine mount for tighness and retorque if necessary.
Check the distributor cap, if required.
Check the electrical system for loose, damaged, or corroded fasteners.
Check the cooling system and the exhaust system hose clamps for tightness. Inspect both systems for damage or leaks.
Disassemble and inspect the seawater pump and replace worn components.
Clean the seawater section of the closed cooling system. Clean, inspect, and test the pressure cap.
Inspect the exhaust system components and verify that the flapper valves are not missing or worn, if equipped.
EVERY 5 YEARS
Replace the coolant (every two years if extended life antifreeze coolant is not being used).
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