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Old 03 August 2007, 09:46   #1
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engine service costs

Hi there,

Just a straw pole.....

What have you or would you expect to pay for a first service on a 250hp engine? say the initial 20 hours service.

Many thanks in advance.
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If I'd paid for a brand new 250hp and it needed a service at 20hrs I'd expect to have it for free. Specially if I'd bought two.

What sort of things are they gonna check/replace?
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Old 03 August 2007, 11:59   #3
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My understanding is both engine and gear box oil gets changed and a full check over etc.

I am sure there is a bit more, will know more after Sunday.

Was a bit shocked when one dealer quoted me 245 per engine, clearly they wont be getting the work, not for this one or any others!!!!
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I'd feel about it the same as Andy Hightower.

It's good you are taking care at the beginning of the engines' life. So many folk just seem to hammer their motors from new.

I bet the gear oil comes out of them looking like metal flake paint.
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Money for old rope.I can ohnestly say your being robbed.But we dont have any choice.you just got to pay it.
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If I'd paid for a brand new 250hp and it needed a service at 20hrs I'd expect to have it for free. Specially if I'd bought two.
But you have sort a deal for a free service before you part with your money
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Well all I can say is there is always choice!

The "local" dealer will not be getting the service work on my engines ever.
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Money for old rope.I can ohnestly say your being robbed.But we dont have any choice.you just got to pay it.
So you hammer the dealer into the ground on price, having phoned around to play one off against the other, then you expect to have it serviced it for nothing.

No doubt you'll also expect priority treatment should the thing go wrong in it's warranty period.
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No doubt you'll also expect priority treatment should the thing go wrong in it's warranty period.
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So you hammer the dealer into the ground on price, having phoned around to play one off against the other, then you expect to have it serviced it for nothing.

No doubt you'll also expect priority treatment should the thing go wrong in it's warranty period.
Well the price of a service does not have anything to do with where or how much the engine was really.You dont get priority anyway i havent met a dealer yet that does everything they should.That fact is its money for old rope just like many garages.
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