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Old 14 April 2010, 17:20   #1
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Went to book in engines for first service today with a new dealer in Poole.

First thing he said was that i should replace all the coils as there is a known fault on them. As each engine needs 6 and they are 65 each, I asked that if it is a known fault, I would have them replaced under warrentee please. But oh no, there is no recall or cover by Mercury!

I have declined for now and see what happens, the 450 for each engine for just a routine sevice is enough thank you.

Has anyone else heard of this?

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Old 14 April 2010, 17:22   #2
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Went to book in engines for first service today with a new dealer in Poole.

First thing he said was that i should replace all the coils as there is a known fault on them. As each engine needs 6 and they are 65 each, I asked that if it is a known fault, I would have them replaced under warrentee please. But oh no, there is no recall or cover by Mercury!

I have declined for now and see what happens, the 450 for each engine for just a routine sevice is enough thank you.

Has anyone else heard of this?

Steve
the 450 for each engine for just a routine sevice is enough thank you.

Bloody Hell, what do they do for 450, how many hours do you have on the engines?
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Old 14 April 2010, 17:32   #3
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Good call on the coils. The 450 a side seems extortionate.
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name and shame!

This seems like cowboy city.

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Puts me right off letting someone anywhere near any of my stuff when they start coming out with s**t like that

http://www.veradoclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=349.0
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Just over 50 hrs, and if you go on Mercury website, there are only two dealers in Poole and one seems to have closed.

I also have to pay 170 for a lift out of the water! So looking at over 1000 for an oil change and plug in a computer ....
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Mental note to self, never to buy a Ver(yexpensive)ado

I would have thought if you have a problem and the dealer admitted there is a known fault, there is probably redress through the legislation that covers fit for purpose, though it could get messy... maybe worth writing to Mercury about it?
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Went to book in engines for first service today with a new dealer in Poole.

First thing he said was that i should replace all the coils as there is a known fault on them. As each engine needs 6 and they are 65 each, I asked that if it is a known fault, I would have them replaced under warrentee please. But oh no, there is no recall or cover by Mercury!

I have declined for now and see what happens, the 450 for each engine for just a routine sevice is enough thank you.

Has anyone else heard of this?

Steve
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Hi Steve - have you called Ribs for a second opinion on the coils. Surely they would look after you for less than 1000 ?
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Just over 50 hrs, and if you go on Mercury website, there are only two dealers in Poole and one seems to have closed.

I also have to pay 170 for a lift out of the water! So looking at over 1000 for an oil change and plug in a computer ....
So do you have to service them every 50 Hours then?

OK just checked on interweb and it is 50 hours then every 100. Still at 1050 a service with the hours I reckon you will be putting on them that might be 1050 a month

Perhaps it would pay for you to get qualified as a Verado mechanic
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