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Old 30 November 2006, 02:50   #1
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Yamaha 4 Stroke Timing Belt

Hi
Having recently got a rib with a 2000 4 stroke 115 I want to play safe and replace the timing belt, cant belive its £98!
Can anybody recomend a good US company to price one who posts to the UK?
I am going to remove the belt and try and match it off the manufacturer/numbers at the local motor factors just in case they can cross reference it but would prefer a yam one if cheap enough from the US.
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Old 30 November 2006, 06:17   #2
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dude, pay the 98.
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Old 30 November 2006, 07:27   #3
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That's crazy money, for a damn belt. Do a google, you'll find somewhere cheaper
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Old 30 November 2006, 08:49   #4
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Couldn't agree more - I hate paying over the odds for something that has just had loads of markups on it.

Car makers are very fond of this - they will sell you a clutch for £200 that would cost you £80 for something like a Borg and Beck - turns out Borg and Beck supplied the original anyway.
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Old 30 November 2006, 13:00   #5
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Mikeysam;

try Shipyard Island Marine, located in Wisconsin. Good guy, good prices, great service.

You can reach him (Andy) at andyjr@shipyardisland.com

You'll have to ask about the overseas thing, though.

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Old 30 November 2006, 16:32   #6
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The beauty about a timing belt is it's very light and small, you could get it airmailed in 3 days for a few quid
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Couldn't agree more - I hate paying over the odds for something that has just had loads of markups on it.
That's a bit rich from someone who claims to be in the computer industry!
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Have you tried pricing one for a Merc 115 4t? I'm told it's the same powerhead.
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Good thing with buying the real thing is if it breaks due to faulty manufactor
they should cover the resulting damage to the engine.
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Good thing with buying the real thing is if it breaks due to faulty manufactor
they should cover the resulting damage to the engine.
How could one prove that the damage was done before installing the 'real thing' though?! Take for example... I blow the valves in my engine, I buy a 'genuine' timing belt, fit it, then contact the supplier saying their belt blew my engine... Doesn't make sense!
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