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ourx15 10-06-2013 09:33 PM

Winterize cost???
 
Hi, I was quoted by my dealer up here in Canada that its going to cost 850 dollars to winterize oil and tranny oil change. This sounds high!!! Wondering what others r paying, and also, if I have to go through my dealer. Another dealer said 550. And an ex dealer I know said he would do it for 400. But to keep my warranty, should I just go through my MC dealer and pay the 850?? Your thoughts are appreciated.

bbymgr 10-06-2013 09:41 PM

It is $350-$400 here depending on make and model.

LaRue 10-06-2013 09:52 PM

$200 with oil change here

JimN 10-06-2013 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ourx15 (Post 983351)
Hi, I was quoted by my dealer up here in Canada that its going to cost 850 dollars to winterize oil and tranny oil change. This sounds high!!! Wondering what others r paying, and also, if I have to go through my dealer. Another dealer said 550. And an ex dealer I know said he would do it for 400. But to keep my warranty, should I just go through my MC dealer and pay the 850?? Your thoughts are appreciated.

Ask for a comprehensive, itemized list. If no list, no business for that service shop. $850 is very high, unless they can justify their cost. If your boat gets Mobil 1 and it's $10/qt or liter, the oil change shouldn't cost more than $100. The transmission oil change shouldn't be more than $50 and these are on the high side, although they probably charge environmental fees.

mikeg205 10-06-2013 09:59 PM

Depends on what is done on winterize.

fog, drain block, change oil/filter and stabilize fuel - should be no more than $200.

costs increase with tranny oil change, new impeller, clean spark arrestor, new plugs, back flush tranny oil cooler, fill block with anti-corrosion RV antifreeze, lube rudder box, flush heater, and shrink wrap... just sayin'

j.mccreight@hotmail.com 10-06-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ourx15 (Post 983351)
Hi, I was quoted by my dealer up here in Canada that its going to cost 850 dollars to winterize oil and tranny oil change. This sounds high!!! Wondering what others r paying, and also, if I have to go through my dealer. Another dealer said 550. And an ex dealer I know said he would do it for 400. But to keep my warranty, should I just go through my MC dealer and pay the 850?? Your thoughts are appreciated.

What does winterizing have to do with warranty?

mikeg205 10-06-2013 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by j.mccreight@hotmail.com (Post 983364)
What does winterizing have to do with warranty?

good question.. maybe engine warranty requires dealer winterization near Arctic.. :D

madcityskier 10-06-2013 10:17 PM

Ballast, heater... depends on the options. But that sounds pretty high imho. Does it include heated indoor storage?

blackhawk 10-06-2013 10:17 PM

Should cost no more than $400.

ourx15 10-06-2013 10:20 PM

Not sure what the winterization covers. Will ask tomarrow. Is it rude to ask to watch them do the job. I feel if I'm paying that, I should be able to see what I'm paying for. Or am I off base?


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