Thread: this 10 hour service crap
06-23-2005, 12:44 PM #1
this 10 hour service crap
just went to pick my jetskis up from the 10 hour service. after paying $311..yes thats right $311 (for 2 skis of course) after hearing all of the stories on here about oil levels and 10hour service i decided to check my oil right there. i find my oil is rediculously high. well over the top bend on the dipstick. after chewing the service manager out, i told them to take out some oil. long story short they didnt take enough oil out and the service guy refused to take out any more. he said that if its lower than the top bend it will damage my engine. what a freakin nut job. i went to west marine and got an oilboy..$57 well spent. gonna get it down to about 1/2way -3/4 up that indent tommorw before we go out ridin. i have my own mechanic that i go to but i wanted the this service to be on the mpem so if i had a problem down the road they wouldnt screw me. last time i do that. sorry i needed to vent..i mean his exact words were "i like to keep as much oil in them as possible, this way you wont have any problems"..obviously he's never ridin a ski the he serviced himself. how come,whenever i go to a delaer, it always seems like the tech with least amount brain matter always services my jetskis. freakin unbelievable.....
06-23-2005, 12:46 PM #2
Make sure you check your oil while the engine is hot!
06-23-2005, 12:48 PM #3
yea i ran it for 30sec than let it sit for 30sec. atleast thats it said in the manual
06-23-2005, 12:51 PM #4
Yep, that is the way to do it. Just make sure your engine is hot while checking it to ensure you get the correct oil level.
06-23-2005, 12:53 PM #5
30 seconds isn't enough to get the ski to operating temperature.
You need to get it out on the water, warm it up for a while, THEN let it run at least 30 seconds, then wait 30 and check it.
For the best accuracy, check on the water, with no one in the ski.
I know it sounds picky, but it really makes a HUGE difference if you want consistant reliable readings.
Unfortunately, the service techs can't take every ski to the lake that they do a 10 hour service on. Hell, the 2 hours labor they get isn't even enough to make it worthwhile to drop it in the tank. If they are smart, they will at least measure what they took out and put the same back in.
06-23-2005, 12:57 PM #6
BTW, that's not a bad price for two ski's, if they completed everything they were supposed to.
06-23-2005, 12:58 PM #7
06-23-2005, 01:02 PM #8
would the oil level be higher or lower if the engine were hotter?
06-23-2005, 01:25 PM #9
Because oil expands as it gets hot.
06-23-2005, 04:22 PM #10
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