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Any recommendation on the time frame of the break-in period? My dealer told me 10 hours but I see the manual says 5 hours?

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It also never hurts to go over 5 hours probably the reason your dealer said 10 hours, it's the super safe way to go about it.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it a crazy amount. Take it out for a minimum of 5 hours and then just finish up the day so that you go over a bit. The next time you take it out you should be able to go full steam ahead.

Let us know what you end up doing with your Spark.
 

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Hey Chad, your dealer probably hasn't read the owner's manual on the Spark yet. The Spark is the only SEA-DOO that calls for a 5 hour break-in period. The rest call for a 10 hour break-in period. So I would recommend just following SEA-DOO's 5 hour recommended break-in and have fun!
 

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Great link ,seeing this described by someone who seems to know what they're talking about does help. Will have to read through all of that
 

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Reading the link it probably ought to be normally run after a few minute warm up with varying speed.What about the first oil change. The manual seems to indicate 50 hours. The link says 20 miles on a road vehicle. That's immediately.
 

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Reading the link it probably ought to be normally run after a few minute warm up with varying speed.What about the first oil change. The manual seems to indicate 50 hours. The link says 20 miles on a road vehicle. That's immediately.
I have been running my hard (after normal operating temps are reached) and planning on changing my oil right at 5 hours...
 

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After 1st half hour to get from delivery to my dock and then back out to open water I am running it fairly hard. Always had good experience breaking in motors that way. From my past experiences I would have to agree with the link.the important thing is to vary rpms.
Never found babying a good approach to break in. I would like to do an early oil change.do you have to remove upper body?
 

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I bought my Spark yesterday and the dealership told me I had to have the first servicing after the 10 hour break in period. $200 for the service and another $150 to have the ski picked up at the marina and then brought back since they have to take the whole top off and cant just do the work there at the marina. Someone else told me from another forum that its 5 hrs break in time and i dont need my first service until 50hrs. also they dont mean you have to be on the thing 5 hrs straight right? sorry about stupid questions but this is my first PWC. im calling seadoo to clarify but what do you guys think. i paid the service and pick up delivery already with the cost of the ski so i dont have to pay later but if i can wait longer to get it serviced im all for it. my dealer said to break it in by running it at mid speed but okay to open it up a few times. i could wait until i get the manual but want to hear from you guys :p and good question about the oil change, i heard its easy, reminder : to keep warranty valid you have to use seadoo parts so get a seadoo filter if you are doing a DIY oil change
 

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Just broke mine in for five hours. Rode pretty aggressive through out. Just ride it how you will generally be riding it. But try to vary speed now and then. I'm doing first oil change at 15 hours.
 

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Just broke mine in for five hours. Rode pretty aggressive through out. Just ride it how you will generally be riding it. But try to vary speed now and then. I'm doing first oil change at 15 hours.

Why 15 hours?


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I bought my Spark yesterday and the dealership told me I had to have the first servicing after the 10 hour break in period. $200 for the service and another $150 to have the ski picked up at the marina and then brought back since they have to take the whole top off and cant just do the work there at the marina. Someone else told me from another forum that its 5 hrs break in time and i dont need my first service until 50hrs. also they dont mean you have to be on the thing 5 hrs straight right? sorry about stupid questions but this is my first PWC. im calling seadoo to clarify but what do you guys think. i paid the service and pick up delivery already with the cost of the ski so i dont have to pay later but if i can wait longer to get it serviced im all for it. my dealer said to break it in by running it at mid speed but okay to open it up a few times. i could wait until i get the manual but want to hear from you guys :p and good question about the oil change, i heard its easy, reminder : to keep warranty valid you have to use seadoo parts so get a seadoo filter if you are doing a DIY oil change

Your manual should be under your seat. Take off the seat and it will be in a clear bag. Break in time is 5hrs. Don't go full throttle from a dead stop during that time or hold throttle wide open for an extended time. I stated before that my ski is going in at 25hrs. Seems to be the happy medium between everyone's required time.
 

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Because I have 6 hours on it now. But I plan on doing a lot of riding all next weekend. I figure that should take me close to 15 hours. So I get an oil change done then.
 
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