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Old 06 March 2014, 16:34   #1
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Cost of changing timing belt on Yamaha F250

All, Need a bit of advice on what's a typical cost of changing the timing belt with all trimmings (tensioner etc.) for a Yamaha F250?

Has anyone ever changed the Timing belt?
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Old 06 March 2014, 19:20   #2
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All, Need a bit of advice on what's a typical cost of changing the timing belt with all trimmings (tensioner etc.) for a Yamaha F250? Has anyone ever changed the Timing belt?
Roughly 170 for the parts and 2hrs max for the labour which should add up to around 400. Don't tell me if you are quoted twice as much as I just changed mine on a F225 myself and it's a dead east job...
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the last time I asked the yamaha uk prices were:

Belt = 170 excluding vat
Belt Tensioner = 540 excluding VAT
Labour = Approx 300

However if you get the bits from Simyamaha (america or canada) the part prices are about half the uk prices
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the last time I asked the yamaha uk prices were:

Belt = 170 excluding vat
Belt Tensioner = 540 excluding VAT
Labour = Approx 300

However if you get the bits from Simyamaha (america or canada) the part prices are about half the uk prices
That's a ridiculous price for a tensioner, come to think of it, the belt is a bit of a piss take too.
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Hasnt anyone tried to match up the belt from an automotive supplier or industrial supplier I'd imagine yamaha used a "off the shelf" belt from something else & you just need to find out what its off

Might mean trawling through a few catalogues old fasioned style but the average automotive belt is around 20-25 so would be a worthwhile excersize
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I asked our Yamaha Dealer about this & he said the yamaha Manual states that the Timing belt is for a visual inspection only (visually check for cracks in the belt) and to be replaced at 1000 hours.

When you think of a rib doing 1000 hours at 30knots, that would be 30,000 miles A car will do double that before the recommended Timing belt change, (most cars used to be 60,000 mile belt change) in fact the Ford Focus/Mondeo TDCI has 100,000 miles as the recommended Timing belt replacement.
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Belts deteriorate with age too ive seen plenty of low mileage belts break because of age degradation

Cars get used every day which keeps the belts supple, boats sit idle for long periods

I wouldnt risk not changing a belt even if it is 250 because when it breaks it will cost thousands to fix the damage

The tentioner should be fine as they dont deteriorate with age & are therefore less likely to wear out due to the relatively low run time . They are fairly easy to check the condition of when fitting a belt
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Just paid 60 for belt plus fitting. Total 100 plus vat for our Yam 115 four stroke!
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