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Old 09-09-2019, 10:27 PM   #1
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Does almost $1000. seem like a lot for diagnosis of overheating problem and the fix was a new thermostat on a 2900 SCR with a single merc cruiser 454?
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It does sound like a lot unless there was more to the diagnosis part than you are telling.
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Nothing else. Out with my family and on the way in and alarm went off and temp gauge needle way toward the right (200 degrees approx). I stopped boat and temp went down and restarted boat and slowly temp went up again and alarm sounded and I slowly proceeded to my slip slow enough so as not to set off alarm. I spoke to marina mechanic and we both thought defective thermostat(cost $35) but he wanted to check other sources to be thorough....to the tune of almost $1000.
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What is his labor rate and how many hours did he charge you for? $150 for 8 hours will get you to $1000 but IMO it should not take anywhere near that long. 2-3 hours top.
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You got jobbed.....
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