Originally Posted by BrianNeil
Thanks for sharing. Would you mind offering an estimate for this work ? I am curious as I may have to look into the same servicing for my boat.
Okay, here's the damage report:
1. Remove steering cable, clean, grease and adjust - $95
2. Replace air filter labor was part of svc, but filter was $101
3. 100 Hour (my motor is a 2008 Merc 115 EFI 4 stroke) - $500
100 Hour Svc included:
Check for any leakage
Check cowling clamp
Check engine starting condition, idle speed and for any "noises"
Replace engine oil and filter
Replace gear lube
Replace primary and boat-mounted fuel filters
Replace air filter
Inspect/adjust power trim and tilt unit
Inspect prop, prop nut, cotter pin (replaced), paint skeg
Replace spark plugs
Inspect pilot water indicator and water intake gates
Inspect timing belt
Inspect control box and control leakage
Inspect wire harness connections
Replace water pump
Hope this helps. This guy was our mechanic back in our "big boat" days (which probably explains how he earned his new shop and several employees) and he was always competitive.
Outboard service costs are new to me but I used to pay about the same amount for each inboard V8 engine back then.
Hope this helps.