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Old 18 August 2005, 17:14   #1
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Rip of on Yamaha pencil anodes!!

Had to purchase 8 pencil anodes for my Yamaha 421sti diesel engines, recieved them today with a invoice for £300!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HOLY S##T. Have called a few of the main dealers today and they all quote a price within a few pence of the £300, whats the score chaps and ladies, or is this another case of spare part rip- offs, intend to get the next lot manufactured by a company in the UK for less than £8 per anode, so! if you intend to buy a Yamaha diesel be careful, to make matters worse it recommends changing every 50 hours,
thats another HOLY S##t.

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Old 18 August 2005, 18:28   #2
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I have posted numerous times about they do anodes for little or nothing,Yamaha are taking the p here IMHO


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Old 18 August 2005, 18:38   #3
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Same goes for outboards zinc from us (Mariner part number) it costs retail just over GBP 8 but from Yamaha dealer here more than GBP 28

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Old 19 August 2005, 04:44   #4
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Have a look at MGDuff 's anode book. They may or probably could do you something. I agree Yamaha parts are very expensive £35 for an air filter etc etc, at least with the likes of Volvo you can go to Keypart and get aftermarket stuff cheaper.
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Old 19 August 2005, 08:05   #5
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Can you still send them back?
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Old 07 September 2005, 06:29   #6
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Prices are high because anodes come with the carrier (brass?). Cost are similar for yamaha and mercruiser anodes.
When genuine yamaha anodes are not available, I use pencil anodes sold by USHIP france or others without the carrier. Rate of wear is not different (in function of time) from yamaha anodes.
Make sure you specify the length and type of threads and use red loctite to secure to holder. Pencil anodes cost about US$ 8.00

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