Yamaha Jet Boat Warranty What You Need To Know

Yamaha Jet Boat Warranty

Today I talk about Yamaha’s warranty requirements and misc B.S.

 Courtesy Sea Ray Boats
Courtesy Sea Ray Boats

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    13 Responses to Yamaha Jet Boat Warranty What You Need To Know

    1. Jim DeLucia says:

      Hi Rob.  They did recommend flushing with some salt terminator and also every time must use a fogger.

    2. Robert Stolting says:

      I am new to the Yamaha jet boats. I have watched your videos, and they are informative. I did watch your oil change and noticed that you said any high quality oil will work. However, I was told by the dealer that you must use Yamalube for your warranty. I did some research and found out why I believe Yamaha is so strict about their oil.

      Yamaha oil is mineral based oil (4W 10W40) which is what I need in my 242 Limited SE. According to Yamaha, "Yamalube is the only oil “built around” the unique demands, operating characteristics and applications of Yamaha engines. Collaborating with Yamaha engine designers, our global oil engineers formulate each Yamalube oil from scratch, to be engine- and application-specific. In other words, nothing enhances the performance or protects the advanced design of a Yamaha quite like Yamalube."

      Yamalube is supposedly specifically designed for high output, high RPM engines and provides for 4 things:

      High “Shear Stability”

      High “Oil Film Retention”
      Motorsports engines run at high rpm and high-load conditions—much higher than cars. As such, they require oils that can withstand these demands, maintain their viscosity and feature advanced additives for oil film retention. Under these punishing conditions, a lesser oil’s molecules will break down or “shrink,” causing unnecessary wear and tear on your engine.

      High “Oxidation & Thermal Stability”
      Motorsports oil must be able to withstand harsh thermal conditions in order to properly and effectively lubricate the engine and transmission. This requires highly refined base oil with additives to prevent oxidation. Otherwise, the oil will break down, compromising lubrication, and will create acidic compounds that lead to corrosion, sludge, varnish and possible piston seizure.

      Friction Modifiers
      Motorsports engines must not use oils featuring high levels of friction modifiers. Friction modifiers can compromise wet clutch operation, cause slippage, decrease fuel economy and cause a rough run. Many car oils feature high levels of friction modifiers in order to achieve the government mandated fuel mileage.

      All Yamalube four stroke marine oils are NMMA® FC-W® certified. What does this mean?
      Well, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) has worked with industry leaders to establish testing criteria and performance standards for four stroke marine oil.

      Before an oil can achieve NMMA® FC-W® certification, it must pass a 100-hour general performance engine test, as well as bench tests for viscosity, filter plugging, foaming and aeration. To gauge rust and corrosion resistance, the NMMA® FC-W® oil committee has developed the industry’s most punishing test. This proprietary test simulates a brutal marine environment, subjecting actual steel cylinder sleeves to extreme moisture and salt. Automotive oils simply aren’t formulated to withstand these harsh conditions, so they won’t come close to meeting the demanding NMMA® FC-W® standards.

      Oils that earn FC-W® certification have been proven to provide the performance and quality demanded by today’s advanced four stroke outboard technology. These oils stand up to extended full-throttle operation, high loads and the salt and moisture-rich air found in a harsh marine environment.

      If you look on NMMA's website they list those oils that are NMMA FC-W certified. None of the top name automotive oils (Mobil 1, Castrol, etc.) are listed. So, I will stick with the Yamalube….Mobil One runs about $8 a quart, and I can get the Yamalube at my dealer for $35 for a gallon jug.

      I have no horse in this race, except my 2 engines that are warranteed for 4 years….so that is my incentive to stick with Yamalube! 🙂

      Thanks for all you do!

      Bob Stolting 2016 242 Limited SE

    3. Michael Radford says:

      That is a "shitty" deal!

    4. rwix713 says:

      Lil off topic.. but how many hrs does a full tank of gas last.. heard mpg is really bad…. looking into buying one..thanks

    5. Jesse Olive says:

      Hey Rob thank you for this useful info. My Dad just bought a 2000 LS and much applies. However second day the left engine won't start. It turns over , but nothing and I am very very worried for him as he used some of his retirement money. Any idea why this may be occuring? I would love to help him. Jessewolive@gmail.com

    6. T. Carl says:

      Off topic question Rob. What fuel grade do you use and do you add stabilizer of fuel conditioner with each fill up? Also, thanks for this video. This is likely the most resourceful video I've watched of yours. Thanks man!

    7. DennisTheMenace says:

      hey new subscriber here! awesome vids, I just bought a new 212x. I only use it in fresh water. Do you have to use salt terminator in freshwater use? Thanks.

    8. M Sears Garage says:

      I like your videos, but that would be illegal for Yamaha to force you to use their oil as long as the oil meets their standards. If they make you use their oil, then they would be forced to provide the oil for free.

    9. JeepJeffy04 says:

      This is more for people watching this video late (like me) and was kind of stated earlier. In order for Yamaha to deny any warranty claims they have to prove that whatever YOU did caused the issue (The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C))). This normally doesn't come into effect with oil, but more so with performance enhancers (tuners, superchargers, etc..) either way, ALWAYS use good oil I prefer to use AmsOil in ALL of my vehicles from my beater truck to my ATVs/motorcycles/boat and my Daily Driver. If I'm paying a lot of money for oil it will be the one I want and trust!!! Thats not to say that Yamalube is bad… just that I prefer AmsOil, I've used it for years and had no problems with it and it gives me a feeling of protection knowing I'm covered. As a disclaimer its also because I'm lazy and only have to change my Oil once a year (or 25,000mi) with it. LOL

    10. TechFive says:

      I thought if anyone other than a dealer works on anything then it voids the warranty.

    11. Dan Abrusci says:

      Thanks a lot man! do you think this boat is a good option for a charter boat inside a bay? Kind of to just go to a sandbar and hang out?

    12. Luke lawrence says:

      I have to ask do you think your engines overheated because you removed the air filters? Love the videos im learning a ton. Go army infantry lol

    13. jdulks says:

      Rob, I'm looking to buy an AR240 or 242LS but torn on the warranty. I feel these are proven engines and would be fine with the 1 year engine warranty. Is that the consensus with buyers/owners?