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Old 05-06-2019, 12:23 PM
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I have a 2016 Mercury motor (115 hp) and my maintenance manual says I should replace water pump impeller every three years. Now I don't have a lot of hours on motor (100) but 3 year date is here. So if I have a local marina replace impeller - any idea how much it would cost? My Merc is still under warranty so maybe another reason to have impeller replace if not too expensive.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:49 AM
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Interesting - so no one on the board has ever had a rubber pump impeller replaced on Mercury outboard motor and has no idea of cost? Who would of thought.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:54 AM
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Figure the shop will charge you 1-2 hours, which could be anywhere from $100 to $350 depending on the shop rate. Parts are probably $100, but you can do a search online and find out for sure.

You do want to drop the lower unit... they can get frozen into the block if it goes too long. That makes it much more expensive... ask me how I know.
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Part of my annual preseason maintenance is to drop the lower unit, grease the splines, pull the prop and grease the splines, check for fishing line, and change out the lower unit gear oil and pressure check the unit. My '94 115 merc still has the original lower unit and I'm sure it has over 3000 hrs on it. I've had to replace the seals once. Impellar gets replaced every two years, only once it was it chewed up after running in the pretty shallow lake Ingram at low tide
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Approximately $30 in parts and 2 beers :-) do it yourself save money!
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:24 AM
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Yea I agree but boat sits on dock and I can't do work over water. I have a nearby Marina that will to replace impeller and fluids for $260. Seems a little high but so bet it. $82 for oil and filter change which also seems high. Gee nice to find out boat oil/filter service way higher then car oil/filter service. And then I got hit with a boat hauling fee (at $7.50 a foot) since I plan to ride boat over to marina by water and drop off. Marina claims there is a haul out fee (by forklift) at $7.50 a foot. Boat is 18' runabout so $132 move out and bak into water. Always good to help the local economy.
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Sounds like boating may not be for you as those prices are very fair.. I would suggest selling now before it drains your pocketbook.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:37 AM
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$260?
Take it and leave a $200 tip. Then you will be close to what the rest of us seem to be paying for annual 100hr service.

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Your only at $400, got another $600 to go.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:44 AM
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I was quoted $300 for my Merc 90 4stroke at the dealer. I did it myself...easy
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:46 AM
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this has the potential to be a great thread.
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Happiest day in a boater's life is when he/she buys a boat. Second happiest day is when he/she sells it.
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My car costs $90ish ion most places to change the oil, 8 quarts of synthetic. Would probably still cost me close to $60 to do myself.
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150 is a good number or about 50 yourself.-I did my Mercury 200 opti once in the 13 years of ownership.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Sue Case View Post
Yea I agree but boat sits on dock and I can't do work over water. I have a nearby Marina that will to replace impeller and fluids for $260. Seems a little high but so bet it. $82 for oil and filter change which also seems high. Gee nice to find out boat oil/filter service way higher then car oil/filter service. And then I got hit with a boat hauling fee (at $7.50 a foot) since I plan to ride boat over to marina by water and drop off. Marina claims there is a haul out fee (by forklift) at $7.50 a foot. Boat is 18' runabout so $132 move out and bak into water. Always good to help the local economy.
If you arent able to do it yourself that price seems fair. Do it and don't worry about it. The real crime is the amount they are charging you to move your boat!
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:12 AM
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About a hundred dollars.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:21 AM
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Very fair price. I know of Yamaha shops that charge $650 for a 100 hr. service. Incredible.
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$100 +/- $25 depends on if you put a new housing and wear plate on too.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:41 AM
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Sounds like you have already made up your mind. Knowing you have to take a boat out of water, did you research haul out fees before hand or just buy the boat and assume it gets itself onto dry land?


i own a trailer and a tow vehicle. So guess what that costs too. Trailer repair, storage fees. Boats cost money.

Ditto the above. Your prices are reasonable. Yet you may want to rethink the decision to store the boat where you do

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The last time I paid for a 100 hour was my 60 4 stroke in 2002 and it was over $400. I never went back. If working on your own motor is beyond your interests or ability I think you just have to get used to it. Shops charge over $100 an hour and you can't do much in an hour. Plan on 2 or 3 no matter what. Shade tree owners usually take longer than a shop but if you enjoy it, that just makes it a pleasant pass time.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:12 PM
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I do all my own work but if I could pay someone to do a fluid and impeller swap out I’d gladly pay that $260.

That is at least half what I would have expected. Its rarely as easy as it should be. Stuck bolts, stuck dowel pin, stuck drain and fill plugs, shift and pickup tubes won’t align etc.

if if you’re already hurt over $260 you better offload that thing fast before you have to pay a REAL boat bill.
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