Recall: Mercury Diesel boat engines

Engine oil could leak and cause a fire.

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The problem

Mercury Diesel has recalled its Tier III 3.0L turbo direct injected 230hp and 260hp sterndrive and inboard boat engines.

The stainless steel washers used for the oil supply line to the turbocharger can allow the oil line to become loose.

This may cause engine oil to leak onto hot engine components and result in odour, smoke or fire.


The engines were sold at Mercury Marine authorised dealers from 23 October 2013 to 19 December 2013.

What to do
16dec mercury diesel marine engine

Take your boat to an authorised Mercury Marine dealer for the Mercury Service Bulletin 16-71 rectification work to be completed.

This work involves replacing 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 show that the rectification has been done.

For more information, contact Mercury Marine.

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