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Old 03-21-2019, 08:51 AM
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Default Cost estimates for harmonic balancer replacement Yamaha F150

What is everyone paying to get harmonic balancers replaced on their Yamaha F150s by Yamaha techs? Just want to verify a quote

Anyone have any luck just removing them and not replacing? Or are you just better off ponying up and putting the new ones on because you've spent the time removing it.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:51 AM
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A few guys have removed theirs. One guy that did it eventually put one of the new ones on though after a time.
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Originally Posted by davepjr71 View Post
A few guys have removed theirs. One guy that did it eventually put one of the new ones on though after a time.
Yeah, I read that. Have done a bunch of research and know I need to get mine replaced. Just trying to get a sense of labor hours it will take technician to do it. Can't seem to find that anywhere.
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I had this done on my twins this year . . . believe the part was ballpark $400 each w/ an hr of work on each. From what I've seen, it should not take longer than an hr to get one done.
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Originally Posted by jasgator5220 View Post
I had this done on my twins this year . . . believe the part was ballpark $400 each w/ an hr of work on each. From what I've seen, it should not take longer than an hr to get one done.
was quoted 3.5 hours per engine. Seems like a lot
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Originally Posted by jasgator5220 View Post
I had this done on my twins this year . . . believe the part was ballpark $400 each w/ an hr of work on each. From what I've seen, it should not take longer than an hr to get one done.
SHOCKED this isnít covered by warranty.
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I did mine a couple of years ago. First one took maybe three hours. The second maybe an hour and fifteen minutes. Easy job but the air silencers, fuse box, and the fuel filter on the power head have to be removed. Big difference in noise level after the change. The old ones had a hard spot in the rotation of the balancer shafts. New ones were smooth all the way around. SIM has all the info you need to get them in proper time with the crankshaft. Do it soon. One less thing to worry about.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:05 PM
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Had one done (2008 model) recently at a dealer in GA. About 600$ as I recall.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Tossedabout View Post
SHOCKED this isnít covered by warranty.
It is. On a motor that is under warranty.

And it is covered under the YES contract for a motor that is under a YES contract.

If a motor is out of warranty it cannot be covered under warranty. Same with YES.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:22 PM
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500-$600
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by billyballgame View Post


was quoted 3.5 hours per engine. Seems like a lot
1.5 hour each engine for an experienced tech, worst case. Smoke breaks etc.
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Would this be a concern on a 2016?
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so what was your quote? or is it a secret?
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Originally Posted by Lookinup76 View Post
so what was your quote? or is it a secret?
quote was 3.5 hours per engine, so 700 in labor plus parts. Mechanic said this included sync and link so I had him go ahead and do it. Just want to get it done at this point.
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The part is around $500 I believe. Labor should be about 2 hours total per engine, maybe 1.5. You could DIY pretty easily, no special tools required.
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you might have paid a hundred or two extra but as long as it's done right and they get you in and out quickly, I wouldn't stress over a couple hundred bucks in the greater scheme of things.
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Originally Posted by Lookinup76 View Post
you might have paid a hundred or two extra but as long as it's done right and they get you in and out quickly, I wouldn't stress over a couple hundred bucks in the greater scheme of things.
yes this is what Iím thinking. He did a few other checks with the engines for me so Iím okay paying a bit more
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I replaced three(3) of them ,two on my Sailfish and one on the Sea Hunt .They cost around $375 apiece. Pretty easy job, just need a socket set and a torque wrench. My neighbor removed his on Seaswirl Striper. I have fished on his boat and really didn't notice much of a difference. Maybe a little vibration at slow speed, but nothing at cruise. If you have a buddy that is mechanically inclined, buy the balancer's and give him $100 and throw a couple steaks on the grill, done!
Here is where I bought mine from:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-OUTB...frcectupt=true
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I guess I was typing my reply when you posted. Sounds pricey, but the piece of mind is worth it. Best of luck!
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Just bought the balancer from SIM Yamaha (best price I've found anywhere) and actually plan on doing this job myself tomorrow. It doesn't look like too bad of a job. SIM has great instructions for this on their website but I wasnt able to find any YouTube videos online.

Having been a YouTube consumer for many years without any contributions, I'm going to make a video for this one and hope to help some other folks out for a change. I'll be sure to post a link on here when I'm all done.
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