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Old 22 July 2009, 01:59   #1
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Cost of two stroke service?

Hi all,
I've just bought an 8hp two stroke yamaha approximately 5 yrs old.
Looks in good nick but I'd like to get it serviced.How much would you expect it to cost approximately?
Also can you recommend an engineer in Plymouth.
Cheers Jon.
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Old 22 July 2009, 02:36   #2
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Hi all,
I've just bought an 8hp two stroke yamaha approximately 5 yrs old.
Looks in good nick but I'd like to get it serviced.How much would you expect it to cost approximately?
Also can you recommend an engineer in Plymouth.
Cheers Jon.
Run up and flush, change gear oil, check impeller, drain carb, check filter and treat fuel, change plug and anodes, grease joints - about 60 or 70 quid I would say.
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Old 22 July 2009, 03:34   #3
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Hi all,
I've just bought an 8hp two stroke yamaha approximately 5 yrs old.
Looks in good nick but I'd like to get it serviced.How much would you expect it to cost approximately?
Also can you recommend an engineer in Plymouth.
Cheers Jon.
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Old 22 July 2009, 03:34   #4
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Hi all,
I've just bought an 8hp two stroke yamaha approximately 5 yrs old.
Looks in good nick but I'd like to get it serviced.How much would you expect it to cost approximately?
Also can you recommend an engineer in Plymouth.
Cheers Jon.
Why don't you try Dan at Marinewise.

http://www.marinewise.co.uk/fuel_wise.cfm

I think they are really good.
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Old 22 July 2009, 10:52   #5
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Why not do it yourself - really simple - you learn loads about your engine - and save a few quid!!!
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Old 23 July 2009, 19:41   #6
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Agree with Codprawn.

Besides, IMO outboard servicing is nothing short of daylight robbery.
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Why not do it yourself - really simple - you learn loads about your engine - and save a few quid!!!
To some extent I agree - but if you've just bought your first 2str engine, then its not a bad idea to have a pro look over it. Once he has serviced it - then you know (assuming he did his job right) that everything looks/sounds like it should. If your new to engines you may miss something which might turn out to be expensive in the long run.

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IMO outboard servicing is nothing short of daylight robbery.
really? to properly service a small 2 stroke is probably 1-1.5 hrs work for a reasonably competent engineer (would take me twice as long!) depending on how easy it is to split the leg etc. I would think you are looking at more like 80-90 (including parts, labour, VAT) actually but off that cost you need to deduct, impellor kit ~20, gearbox oil, spark plug, fuel filter, grease for joints etc ~ 15. VAT 10ish. He'll have to pay to dispose of the old oil too!

Which means you could be paying as little as 30/hr for labour. Certainly no worse than you would pay for your car.
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Which means you could be paying as little as 30/hr for labour. Certainly no worse than you would pay for your car.
I could not agree more!

We charge 26/h and I do not think there is any way that we could be cheaper, our rate is purely a result of taking costs like premises, equipment and worst of all insurance and dividing the total up by the realistic number of "billable" hours in a month.

Small communities in particular should support their local marine services.
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?, takes about 45mins to service an 8hp at $100 an hr plus parts.

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Besides, IMO outboard servicing is nothing short of daylight robbery.
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Old 27 September 2009, 16:34   #10
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if your not competant enough to service a 2 stroke , then you shouldnt be allowed near an engine let alone use one.

2 strokes are about the most simple working things on the planet.

ive just serviced a 30hp suzuki and a 4 hp mercury, both done completely within 30 minutes.

Now unless your unlucky enough to have every single bolt corroded, and no 10mm spanners and a drop of wd40, do it yourself.

you have to know what to do incase your out in the sea and something packs up.

look a right plank calling out the coastguard just because a plug came loose or failed derrrr


and i agree with above statement about being ripped off for 2 stroke engine servicing.
infact 99% of marine servicing price is a joke.

how can it take an hour to service such a small simple engine ?

get a manual on your engine, have agood read, then do it yourself.

manual about 25 squid and free servicing forever more


there will be people asking how to service a puch maxi next

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