19 December 2016
MERCURY DIESEL Tier III 3.0L Turbo Direct Injected 230hp & 260hp Sterndrive and Inboard Marine Engines
Archived 19 December 2018
Product IdentifiersAffected engines: Tier III 3.0L Turbo Direct Injected 230hp & 260hp Sterndrive and Inboard Marine Engines.
The stainless steel washers used for the oil supply line to the turbocharger can allow the oil line to become loose. If the oil supply line comes loose engine oil may leak onto hot engine components and result in odour, smoke and, in rare cases, fire.
What to do...
Return your boat to an authorised Mercury Marine dealer for the Mercury Service Bulletin 16-71 rectification work to be completed. This rectification work involves replacement of the stainless steel washers with a new style copper washer. A yellow dot will be made on the left of the serial number decal to indicate that the rectification has been done.