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Old 23 March 2014, 03:31   #1
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Engine service costs?

I know many out there service there your own engines. I have a Yam 60 hp 2007 4 stroke. How much should I expect to pay to have a good 100 hr service including the usual fuel/oil filter change poss impeller? I don't want to get ripped off and I know prices vary around the country. I'm just curious.
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Old 23 March 2014, 04:55   #2
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your best bet is to ring around a few places that offer servicing and see what quotes they come back with, that way you have some comparison. As long as they are reputable companies I doubt they will rip you off as that puts off any of your further business.
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Old 23 March 2014, 08:59   #3
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Plugs, oil, oil filter, water separator filter, impeller and gasket. Gear lube probably 80
Labour 3 hours. In my case 30 plus vat.
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That makes sense most quotes I have had (all two of them) are around 200. I think in the future I might read up and join the DIY part times. Thanks for your input.
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Old 23 March 2014, 17:50   #5
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It's a good idea to general maintenance your self. It's also beneficial to have a trained technician do the service. They are aware of things to look for to prevent future failures. A service is not just changing parts. But also to check over the mechanics.
If I do a service it includes compression check. Pressure check gear box. Fishing line in seals can be a killer. If it's an optimax. Fuel and air pressure tested.
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Old 23 March 2014, 18:08   #6
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That's something I would of not thought about. Yes I would look for obvious signs of wear and damage but to the untrained eye you can miss things. Break down on the road you can wait for help without your car and you moving into danger. Not the same in a boat.
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Old 23 March 2014, 18:15   #7
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Exactly. It's like an mot for your boat as it's probably the only time it gets checked. Would you mot your car and feel safe
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Bloody hell that's expensive 88 to service a 2 stroke 2.5 plus parts!
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You don't happen to work for them do you?????
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Give this chap a call:

Andrew Cox Marine - Services

In my experience he's not the cheapest but is diligent.
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