New F300 - Making Oil

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  1. Bmoore1975

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    This is already being handled through the dealer. Yamaha's standard protocol is to have the owner continue running the boat and check back in 100 hrs and to NOT do an oil change for 100 hrs. I'm thinking they have some % of fuel dilution they deem acceptable and they can't respond to every complaint of "making oil" without seeing a sample of oil that has gone through a full 100 hr cycle. My hands are tied. I just have to do what they say and let them respond accordingly.
     
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  2. HookEmDanO

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    I dont know...BUT...I wouldnt feel comfortable "breaking" in my engine with diluted oil and running over 5000 RPM as much as possible. :smoking33:
     
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    Who is your yamaha dealer?
     
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    West Coast Marine in Costa Mesa. Those guys are great. In all fairness to them... this isn’t their issue. All they can do is flag it with Yamaha. It seems like a lot of these engines can make oil during break in, but damn.... after 167 hrs I’m ready for her to settle down. I simply posted this to try and get some scope of how often it occurs and to what extent.
     
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    Would be a good idea to print and copy this thread for your records.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I think the only way for consumers to know about manufactures problems is to share info. I have a new 115 yami and am always
    listening to reports. Good and Bad. I hope your motor settles in and gives
    you the performance you deserve.
     
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  7. ShadBurke

    ShadBurke I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You are in good hands with Gonzalo and West Coast Marine. He carries the biggest 'stick' with yamaha, west of the Mississippi River.

    I believe somewhere in the owners manual, pages 46-54, it outlines very specifically what is called for during the break in process.
     
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    Never heard of that problem with an E Tec.
     
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    Now that I think about it, my 250XCA made oil. I realized that when I used the extractor and it had a lot more in it that the normal amount. I rarely run over 5,000 so good to know moving forward.
     
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  10. RideMX4life21

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    My 2018 Parker 2320 with Yamaha 300HP definitely makes oil also.

    I’m approaching 300 hours on my engine now and my oil level slowly rose on the dipstick after the first 2 services. I took delivery in July, so all hours have been put on the engine in the last 90+ days. Interested to see if it stops making oil within the next 100 hours like I’ve seen a few guys mention. Will keep you guys posted.
     
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    Just to share my experiences, I have a 2018 Parker I took delivery this year....im at 440 hours and my results are the opposite. I burn just a tad of oil as once in awhile I see the oil gauge on the screen go down. Then I just add another quart of oil into the motor. I just did this the other day and one time at 3xx hours. Im definitely not making oil.
     
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    It would worry me if I had to add a quart of oil between the 100 hour service.
     
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    Appreciate the feedback. I doubt your burning oil....I bet that gauge you are referring to is your "oil pressure" gauge. It fluctuates and you will see the pressure go down after running the boat hard and then it goes up again. Completely normal. Only way to check oil level is through the dipstick.
     
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    You guys scaring me with this problem since my brand new boat with F300 is still sitting at the dealer’s yard.
     
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    dont worry tom....mine has been absolutely flawless. wouldn't want any other motor
     
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    I agree with Billy. I wouldn't be worried. These Yammy's are solid. Yeah...I get some fuel dilution in the oil and some others have noticed as well, but Yamaha said it is normal to see that on newer engines and that it will stop as the engines get more hours. I only posted this to see if I was the only one noticing the issue and to see how "normal" it was. Congrats on the new ride !! Beautiful boat BTW
     
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    Brad,

    I stand corrected. I was under assumption that the meter on the boat was oil level. To be honest, I haven't been checking frequently because I figure since I get it serviced every few weeks that I would have it covered. Well after reading this, I started to check my oil and yes, my 300 makes oil too. about to go for another service and I told West coast about it.

    ill keep you posted what I hear
     
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    Thanks for the update. Exactly why I posted this. Figured it would be a good place to share information. Mine tends to rise slowly....I'd say every 20 hrs I notice a slight increase and when it gets to the top dot on the dipstick I extract it back down to the middle. It's a good idea to keep it below the top dot. I've been trying to run mine pretty hard ( 5000 + rpm ) when conditions allow to try and heat things up and seat the rings, but hasn't really made a noticeable difference yet. I'm sure lots of slow trolling doesn't help. I'll update as I get more hours on it.
     
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    ok...I probably mis-spoke when I said “designed to run cool”. Yamaha had said something along those lines when I talked with them and recommended running above 5000 rpm more often to try heat things up.
     
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