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Author Topic: Winterize  (Read 4850 times)
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« on: December 08, 2009, 10:11:00 AM »

First season 83 hours with 2008 250 Verado was incredible and flawless.  For winterizing they said that since the LU oil was being changed it was easy and might as well replace the water pump impeller for $50 more.  For winterizing LU oil, Impeller, Fuel filter (I wanted this), Oil and filter, Engine fogging, and  Greased fittings for $400 total.  I know it's 300 hours for impeller change, but is the price for all this reasonable?
 
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 10:41:51 AM »

Yes, very reasonable. 

Just remember to ask for your old impeller back to prove they changeed it. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 11:30:21 AM »

  Does not make sense....Changing LU oil is easy as mentioned...However changing impeller is not....The LU must be removed to change impeller...(woth 400.00 for just impeller)  If they are going to winterize and include a new impeller for 400.00, Yes that is a very good deal...however not nessesary and I am a bid suspicious.....
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 12:12:10 PM »

I also wonder if the impeller was changed, always good to see parts.  Does LU need to be removed to change LU oil?
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 12:29:51 PM »

NO...LU oil is easier than motor oil....Remove prop...Remove 2 screws and let drain...Refill...5 minute child proof job.
Impeller..drain motor oil, remove chaps...remove entire lower unit....disassemble pump assembley. install impeller, reassemble pump assembley and reinstall entire lower unit....skilled cert. mechanic...minimum 4 hrs... $400.Huh??with winterization??? Thats why this post is making no sence to me.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 02:05:20 PM »

always check the library:

http://www.veradoclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=27.0
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 02:11:28 PM »

OK thanks, The boatyard manager probably thought impeller change was standard with LU oil change, mabye some engines it is.  Although I did see the LU casing off at one point, what would the casing be off for?  Guess I'll try and talk with the actual service tech.
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 02:48:36 PM »

OK thanks, The boatyard manager probably thought impeller change was standard with LU oil change, mabye some engines it is.  

Keep an eye on that "manager"....

http://www.veradoclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=766.0
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 03:11:18 PM »

  He may have removed the side chaps and propeller to access the bottom anoid (zink) if it was changed ....as the 1/2 bolt that holds it on is only accessable from a rather small inspection hole at he rear top of the LU. under the chap covers..Other then that, I can't imagine why they would remove the LU for winterization on a 1 yr. old motor with only 85 hrs.
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 02:30:02 AM »

I changed the water pumps this Sunday.  It's not as easy as the LU oil.  And you must drain both the motor oil & LU Oil.  Or you will spill about 1-2qts when you remove/drop the gearcase. (*was performed with a Master Mercury Tech.  I can say I did 75% of the job, the other 25% was from the years of experience from my tech.). I never would think to put a torch up to my verado lu's to break free the bolts.

I would not do it.  Sounds way too risky.  If they actually know what is invloved then they wouldn't be charging you $50 to do it! I paid $42.50 for 1 impeller kit.  Are you sure they didn't say $50 for parts, PLUS Labor??
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 10:16:22 AM »

The part was $50 and they charged $200 for what they called drive service (LU oil and impeller).
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2009, 01:16:15 PM »

The part was $50 and they charged $200 for what they called drive service (LU oil and impeller).

well that sounds about right.

So the total is $400+$250=$650 is avg.
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2009, 05:29:41 PM »

Yes that does sound about right however there is absolutly NO reason to change impeller at 86 hrs....should be done every 2 or 3 seasons....mine was done at 700 hrs. and it was in perfect condition when I changed it.....Read your manual....
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