Cost to service

Keen to hear what you were charged for a recent service. I have a Merc 135/150hp 4 stroke, I expect some Covid tax but just received a quote for over $1,000 and fell off my chair. The motor is still in warranty period, so keen to use a registered Merc dealer. Is the dealer taking the piss?

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Thu, 2021-12-02 17:20

 DIY it yourseldf a couple of times and that would cpver any lilely warranty probelms if they come up and pay them yourself.

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Far out

Thu, 2021-12-02 18:21

How many hours on motor . That price guessing 1000 hrs

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 Not even close

Thu, 2021-12-02 20:12

 Not even close

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Dollars per cc of motor?

Thu, 2021-12-02 18:29

 I got stung for around 700 for a 200 hr serv on a 70 4 banger yammy

 Next two services ive done myself saving big buxs , but are planning on a full workshop serv for its 500hr.........

 expecting around 1 k ...... ( all normal items plus fuel pump as per sched)



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Boat meaning

Thu, 2021-12-02 18:42

 A very old word that is broken down for the easy of remembering why we have one basicaly it means, Bring Over Another Thousand.

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well i got a quote two months

Thu, 2021-12-02 19:19

well i got a quote from one local boating dealership ,, two months ago for a service on my 2016 90 2st yammy ,, price quoted was $670.. so i rang local legend phil nash ,he does private work not a dealer , he did it for $360. new plugs , fuel filter, thermostat, impellor , new oil in leg , very happy with the job, he even fitted an new inspection port on the pod for us in that price ,,

two weeks later i he did the tinny motor , 2 st 9.9 johno ,, plugs, oil in leg, impellor , did atune up and replaced the fuel hose etc . $270 .... so again cant complain ,, both a running sweet as

pays to shop around if you cant or dont have time your self


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I recently had my

Thu, 2021-12-02 19:20

Honda 150 in for it's first 100 hr service.

$800 by a Honda dealer.  


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 Good price which Honda

Fri, 2021-12-03 07:52

 Good price which Honda dealer was this?

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The shop

Fri, 2021-12-03 22:22

In Malaga .  


Reverse cycle a/c supply and install - Ducted and wall splits

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 Thanks gents, have reached

Thu, 2021-12-02 20:15

 Thanks gents, have reached out to a few other dealers to check their prices.

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 Sure gets up there when you

Thu, 2021-12-02 20:17

 Sure gets up there when you run a rig with twins


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Sure does.

Fri, 2021-12-03 04:32

 Last service for twin Verado 175's $4200.... Mind you that was a major, major service with four new trim caps for the tilt rams. The joy of boats!. 


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New 250hp 4st yammie first scheduled service is due at 20 hours

Fri, 2021-12-03 09:50

 cost me $650 at boat city where i bought it - ouch!  but have to admit it is awesome to drive loving it

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 Just had 500 hr service

Fri, 2021-12-03 13:50

 Just had 500 hr service completed on 115 4stroke Merc' 2015 yesterday at Bluewater marine Bunbury and came to $690

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 I recently had a 400 hour

Fri, 2021-12-17 20:25

 I recently had a 400 hour service done on a yammie f175 , when i rang up to book in was quoted roughly $800 , thought yeah probably about right ,went to pick up the boat and the bill was 1k i asked what the extra $200 was for and couldn't be given a answer other than that's what it cost , a few words were said then  i paid the  bill ,but what it really cost was me never spending another $ in that store nor any of my mates will going forward either 


 Happy dayz 

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Wasn’t rocko

Fri, 2021-12-17 21:36

Or mandurah ? I hope .i buy plugs and gearbox oil from Bursons . Rest from yammy dealer . Replaced sacrificial skeg. Plugs, oils . Filters .3 gaskets impeller. Took out internal anodes ( wire brushed them) ..2 hours work .$235 dollars . Google your best friend if unsure of anything. Only call mechanic if something wrong . General service on yammy pretty easy. After getting done over on very first service . Never went back . Rip off. $550 dollars . Warranty means nothing . I know someone who had brand spanking new yammy . 2 nd trip out oil pick up failed. You would think 100 percent covered not the case. Next time you put in for service. Put a few permanent marker dots on plugs/ filters. Then if not changed ask the question . Trust me there is a minority of agents who charge and don’t replace. What they charge you for. I seen one personally ( yep all done) 1 st trip out no water coming out . Overheated , towed in . Impella had to be cut off. ( no chance it was done) It was shocking. Gear oil .Off colour .apparently fully serviced. Many more cases ( to many to mention)$3.50 for 1 zippy tie .( must be gold) not all are the same .1 always stands out all the time. Loves doing people over. Buyer beware . Do your homework . Mobile guys can still do your work in front of you . Still keep your warranty. Another option if your unhappy with your last service price

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 Nah LG it was Aquasports

Sat, 2021-12-18 08:11

 Nah LG it was Aquasports Marine in canningvale,  then went outside to hook my boat up and had 2 salesman stand there and watch me reverse up to trailer , thought after paying a 1k to these guys they would at least offer to guide me back to the  tow hitch but nope they were more comfortable leaning against a boat watching me , as i said  not happy with price getting changed and the customer service was shithouse so i won't ever be going back there and that was my first visit there too 


 Happy dayz 

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 Yeh, there service is crap

Thu, 2021-12-30 13:28

 Yeh, there service is crap now, used to be good. Called them a few weeks ago to book my boat in for a service, Service manager didnt even call me back, so im going elsewhere now.


Cheers Joel

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yeah agree, bought a second

Mon, 2022-01-17 18:26

yeah agree, bought a second hand motor of there still open has me fked..

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1.25hrs labor and $156 to

Sat, 2021-12-18 11:12

1.25hrs labor and $156 to relpace a safty arm on a 30hp tohatsu it held in buy 2 clips even if you dropped the pliers it couldn't take 2 mins when i questioned them was toid i should have done it my self anyhow f#ck you dinghy world i tell as many people as i can how shit youall are


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 Did you question it at the

Sat, 2022-01-08 09:50

 Did you question it at the time? I've never had any trouble with those guys. I don't use them anymore though as I have a young fella who comes to me and is very thorough. 



Love the West!

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 100 hour service at Midway

Fri, 2022-01-07 21:24

 100 hour service at Midway Marine was $680.

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Lift Cylinder seals

Sat, 2022-01-08 09:27

Found the lift cylinder seals had died so did some looking for replacement seals.

Found the cheapest set online were $82 plus postage and the genuine ones were $123.

Took the ram apart and went down to bearing service, got the 3 internal seals for $1.65 and waiting for the external water seal to arrive for $6.20 


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the way to go

Fri, 2022-01-14 16:31

 if you have the skills to do it. parts can be a rip off sometimes


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 The thing to watch out for

Fri, 2022-01-14 19:37

 The thing to watch out for with non-genuine lip seals in particular, is whether the little spring is stainless or not.


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Fri, 2022-01-14 20:11

 External seal doesn't have a spring in it Rob, first thing I looked for. Shaft dia approx 16mm

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150 Mercury 12 months service

Fri, 2022-01-14 14:54

 Just booked my motor in for service mid Feb. Motor has only done 67 hrs. Quoted  arround $950 from ASM and about the same from Hi Tech North of the river. To me I could live with $500 to $600 definatly feels like a rip off at that price. Just wondering if ther are any other options and still be asble to maintain six year waranty?



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 My 100 hour service on 150

Sun, 2022-01-16 04:41

 My 100 hour service on 150 Mercury at Midway Marine last September was $680.

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 If only they had a 2nd

Tue, 2022-01-18 12:13

 If only they had a 2nd location NOR (or closer to Perth)