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Old 13 September 2005, 01:42   #1
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How much to service 150 opti?

Just out of curiosity, how much would the 100 hours service be expected to cost? I paid 280, plus 50 quid parts, all plus VAT, for collection from marina where she was on a trailer, to one mile down the road for her service, to back again.
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I think that pricey I would expect to pay about 150 160 for service plus parts. did thay charge you a couple of hours labour for delivery collection!
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Old 14 September 2005, 12:16   #3
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Wasn't broken down. Seemed high to me!
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i spoke to a local dealer yesterday enquiring about service costs for optis, if they do plugs and filters etc then the parts can come to around 180 as plugs are expensive, on top would be labour

if your plugs are ok then would be considerably cheaper as plugs are around 17-23 apparently

not sure if my dealer is competitive or not

the last service done up north on the 200 opti came to 220 but that included 30 for two inline filters and that was for labour, diagnosics but can not say what consumables they used on the engine besides oil

hope that helps
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Last year I paid 118 notes for all six plugs to be changed.

I'd suggest you check your plugs yourself and clean then up, check gap etc before sending in for service.

I always ask for a breakdown of where the cost come from plus it means I can look after my engine better if I know whats been changed!

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checking the plugs yourself is a very good idea prior to the service, i will take that bit of advice myself

but beware

apparently the plugs on an opti v6 screw in at a bit of a funny angle and some dealers and service angles have buggered the threads when changing the plugs so make sure you check the angle and do them finger tight upto squash washer so as not to cross thread

advice was given by local agent who is a helpful chappy

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opti plugs

Yes, beware they are at an angle and the bottom left hand plug is a real pain as you can only just see the damn thing once shifting wires and hoses out of the way. There is a Mercury special tool for these plugs. Its called a piece of fuel hose(as taught on opti course). Stick plug in end then use hose to feed up to hole and do up till socket required.if you can screw it in with hose then its not cross threaded.
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you are a star, that hose idea would be great on cars and bikes too as many plugs are burried in so deep, great tip

have plugs on my bikes that you can hardly see they are in so deep so will go with a hose idea as the metal holders can be a pain

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