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    Quote for oil change and tune up-gctid355236

    Hello there.

    What is a reasonable quote for an oil change and tune up on both engines. 2001 Bayliner 3055.

    I also need impellers checked or replaced.

    Any guidance that can be provided is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Wayne

    #2
    Really depends, never had mine serviced on the hard.

    Last time I serviced, did my impellers too, one of the 'housings' it was in had to be replaced (grooved) and needed to fish out some of the old impeller. Plus I had the genny done and some other knock list type items. I assume mobile mechanics cost more? Spent about 600. I felt OK about it, he spent quite a bit of time, had to run for parts etc, gave me some pointers on some other work I was doing.

    I think the formula is:

    (estimate) x (boat extra cost variable) + 250 >= 1000 = real cost (within 10-200%) Your mileage may vary. :greedy_dollars::greedy_dollars:

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      #3
      Hi Wayne,

      Hope all is well.

      I did my oil change, tune up and impellors last spring.

      My certified Mercruiser mechanic who moonlights on the side charges me 50.00 per hour and I buy the parts. Can't remeber how many hours as we also replaced the shift linkage (I had stiff shifting).

      I know he said normally it's 65.00 for an oil change.

      By buying all the parts on my own I know I saved money also he will let me learn while he works.

      You might want to try craigslist for Marine Mechanics and ask for some prices.

      Thanks,

      Steve

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        #4
        I have never had twins but based on past cost I would estimate around 800 to 900. Figure 10 qts oil, two filters , two impellor kits, 16 plugs, and double setups of drive oil plus bellows inspection or swaps. I would think that would be fair. Maybe 1k on high end.

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          #5
          Just had a single 5.7 done. Oil, filter, fuel filter, tighten belts, $137 with a 10% discount on labor. Had the water pump impeller changed last summer $250. Tune up would probably add another $100 or so. Single engine total inc drive water pump impeller, $487 including $100 for a tune up. Might be more. Not sure of the tune up cost.
          1990 2755 - sold
          2005 275 - sold (now boatless)

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            #6
            My 305 with twin 350 mag/Bravo 3's cost me just under 1200 bucks last year, including impellers. Your Bravo2's I believe cost less. This was at my boat shop that I've used for many years. I probably could get it done for less elsewhere, but I'm willing to pay for quality, cleanliness and peace of mind.
            Jeff & Tara
            (And Ginger too)
            Lake Havasu City, AZ

            2000 Bayliner 3388
            "GetAway"
            Cummins 4bta 250s

            In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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              #7
              Thanks for the replies. So if I'm paying $1000 for oil change, tune up and impeller for both engines is that a deal, too much or just about right?

              I just want to be sure before I plunk my money down

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                #8
                ballpark... get it done.

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                  #9
                  Learn how to do it yourself, not that hard.
                  Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                  Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                  Twin 350 GM power
                  Located in Seward, AK
                  Retired marine surveyor

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                    #10
                    boatworkfl wrote:
                    Lern how to do it yourself, not that hard.
                    You really should learn to do this on your own. Here are my costs for the same job.

                    Mobile 1 15w 50 oil, $40/engine

                    Oil filter, $8/engine

                    Bravo impeller kit $30/engine.

                    a few hours of my time and $156 in parts. That would put me with $844 ahead of you. Not to mention you could probably add another $40 in your pocket because I am pretty sure they will be using regular dino oil and not synthetic. Not too many people make this after taxes after a whole darn week of work and there are many that need to work 2 weeks+ to get this.

                    Let's put this $849 into perspective. That pays for my entire year of insurance with a couple hundred to spare or it pays for half of my entire summers dockage fee including water and electric.
                    Cheers, Hans
                    2007 Carver 41 CMY
                    Twin Volvo D6-370
                    Montreal, Canada
                    Midnight Sun I Photos

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                      #11
                      MidnightSun wrote:
                      You really should learn to do this on your own. Here are my costs for the same job.

                      Mobile 1 15w 50 oil, $40/engine

                      Oil filter, $8/engine

                      Bravo impeller kit $30/engine.

                      a few hours of my time and $156 in parts. That would put me with $844 ahead of you. Not to mention you could probably add another $40 in your pocket because I am pretty sure they will be using regular dino oil and not synthetic. Not too many people make this after taxes after a whole darn week of work and there are many that need to work 2 weeks+ to get this.

                      Let's put this $849 into perspective. That pays for my entire year of insurance with a couple hundred to spare or it pays for half of my entire summers dockage fee including water and electric.
                      I would agree but in the past wayne has stated he does not work on his boat at all nore will he so he has more time wit his family. I would say around 1000 is a fair price, doing it yourself is a fraction of the price but if you dont wana and you have money to burn then I would just have them do the work.

                      On that note, oil changes and impellers in my 3055 costed me a fraction of that price. Add plugs, wires, cap rotor and it will go up but nothing even close to 1000. But that is why I absolutly stress people should do their own work if you can, you learn so much more about your boat and you know YOU did it right. I dont trust mechanics

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                        #12
                        Hi Wayne,

                        I understand the time issue. I have a child and time with her is very valuable to me. But, I look at doing my own work as a way to accomplish 4 things.

                        1. I save so much money, that to me, it makes my boat "affordable".

                        2. I enjoy the sense of satisfaction knowing I do not need someone else to keep my things running and maintained.

                        3. I want to teach my child how to do things and teach her how things work.

                        4. I want to teach my child that we have to work to keep the things we enjoy functioning. Pride in ownership type of stuff. If all she does is sunbath and tube behind the boat - she is not learning a proper lesson in my opinion.

                        We make enjoying the boat - and maintaining the boat - a family affair.

                        All the best - sorry I cannot help with "what it should cost" but, I have never paid anyone a red cent to repair my boat.

                        Ray

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                          #13
                          Ray that is EXACTLY how we do it too. We make it a family thing, everyone helpds out and works. Save ourselves money, we all learn more about the boat and spend time together doing it.

                          Its ok though if you want to do it the other way, just a thought

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                            #14
                            To find out what your job costs in your area make a list of the work you want done, contact several marine mechanics in your area , email them the list and ask for a quote.

                            Use the guy who charges the least but has the best rep and who you feel comfortable with.

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                              #15
                              Your Bravo2's I believe cost less.
                              They are the same. The *only* difference between B2 and B3 is the lower-most portion where the counter-rotation happens.

                              I've never paid for these services, so I can't talk about price, but I do want to second the statement that it's easy to do. I use a vacuum oil sucker ($70 on Amazon) that does a fast/easy job of removing oil.

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