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Old 10-06-2013, 10:33 PM
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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.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:41 PM
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It is $350-$400 here depending on make and model.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:52 PM
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$200 with oil change here
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:56 PM
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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.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:59 PM
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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'
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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?
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:08 PM
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What does winterizing have to do with warranty?
good question.. maybe engine warranty requires dealer winterization near Arctic..
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:17 PM
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Ballast, heater... depends on the options. But that sounds pretty high imho. Does it include heated indoor storage?
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:17 PM
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Should cost no more than $400.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:20 PM
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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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