Welcome to Club Bennington

An official club forum for Bennington boats

Login Register

1st Oil Change

Discussion in 'Technical Stuff' started by ErinnDan, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. ErinnDan

    ErinnDan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Sarartoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, NY.
    Finally had my dealer/ marina do my first oil change. Cost was just under $300 after taxes, 150 for the oil change, 125 for taking it in and out of the water for the job. Is this about right? Not like I really have a choice as they are my dealer, and right on the lake where I keep my boat. Just wondering, and in all honesty I have been kept pretty happy by my dealer overall.
     
    clilaonedia and (deleted member) like this.
  2. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

    Messages:
    5,020
    Likes Received:
    1,161
    Location:
    Denver, NC on beautiful Lake Norman
    When we bought our boat in 2006, any work that was done by my dealer the haul out and put in was free. It still is today. Prices are a little steep to me.
     
  3. kaydano

    kaydano Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,633
    Likes Received:
    1,178
    I just checked prices for the 20 hour service on my new Merc 150, and it was $175 (and I bring the boat to them). On the oil change, your $150 is better than my price. The in/out fee doesn't seem out of line, but I wouldn't know on that.
     
  4. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Lake of The Ozarks
    Just had my 20 hour service done this week at Lake of thee Ozarks on a Yamaha F250. Parts were $62; labor was $180; shop supplies were $12 and haul out was $60 for a total of $312. Was given a computer printout of data recorded by the motor black box over the first 20 hours. This was interesting info that can be compared to data on future service.

    After putting the boat back in the water,they ran it and recorded performance at various RPM

    .Was told annual service will be about $250

    Additional info - if you read the 20 hour maintenance requirements part of the service includes adjustment of cables and inspection of motor areas. While I can't guarentee all this was done it should be done. Thus, it is more than just an oil change in the motor (4 stroke motors) and oil change in the the lower uint.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 23, 2013
  5. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

    Messages:
    7,853
    Likes Received:
    2,173
    Location:
    York, Pa
    That seems reasonable. Our dealers around $150 haul out, but not sure if they give a break with service. I think they told me service is around $150 even on my 20hp. That includes water/fuel separator, oil change, any motor adjustments needed, etc ......
     
  6. Jack M

    Jack M Moderator

    Messages:
    6,039
    Likes Received:
    1,385
    Location:
    Petoskey Michigan
    Just had mine done last week ,in & out ,20 hr check up & oil change .$225.00

    That is at the marina where I keep it. He is also an authorized Mercury dealer , not my selling dealer .
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 23, 2013
  7. Floatin' Stones II

    Floatin' Stones II Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    I just did mine in my driveway. Yamalube and Yamaha filter cost me $52.00 total and about 1/2 hr of time. Very simple on my 115Hp.

    Previous boat (Cruiser 32') the haul out and in was done for free when in for service. However they had a simple and convenient process next to all the docks.
     
  8. Big Al

    Big Al New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just took mine in yesterday for first oil change, no charge.
     
  9. ugleeual

    ugleeual Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    14
    Where did you buy your oil/filter/parts?  I'm thinking of doing my own initial 20 hour, 100 hour, and winterizarion myself...
     
    bwsdj likes this.
  10. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

    Messages:
    5,020
    Likes Received:
    1,161
    Location:
    Denver, NC on beautiful Lake Norman
    Look on Ebay.
     
  11. Mike31406

    Mike31406 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    189
    Location:
    Lake Greenwood, South Carolina
    My 20 hr service was around $250.  It included the 1 hr drive they made to perform it on my lift.  I didn't buy a trailer.
     
  12. Bob225

    Bob225 Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    15
    I bought the "kit:" from my dealer. Box comes with 5 qts Yamalube, oil filter and new washer for drain plug.  I think it was $50.
     
    lakeliving likes this.
  13. mattb

    mattb Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    383
    Location:
    Central Ohio
     NAPA had their synthetic on sale 2.99 qt., bought a couple cases.  Had them get me a few Sierra filters, I'm set for a few years.  Get some gear lube when it's time.  Their oil was made by Valvoline if I remember. 
     
  14. cwag911

    cwag911 Moderator

    Messages:
    5,020
    Likes Received:
    1,161
    Location:
    Denver, NC on beautiful Lake Norman
    I would wait until your second oil change to switch to synthetic so the rings have plenty of time to wear in. Just my $.02 from an automotive background.
     
    lakeliving likes this.
  15. Indian_Lake_Bum

    Indian_Lake_Bum Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    307
    Location:
    Orchard Island on Indian Lake, OH
    At our marina on the lake (dealer we purchased from) the first 20 hour service was negotiated at time of purchase at 1/2 cost and free in/out fee......so less than $100 total.  If they have warranty work to do then there is no pulling fee.....saves us $90.


    Our 100 hour oil change interval (about annual use + or - a few hours) or winterization in our case runs just under $300 and that is the price if you bring it to them or they come to our docks and do the service there.  Our option is to come to us since we don't have a trailer.  Included in that is an oil and filter change - lower unit oil change - fuel water seperator filter change - fuel stabalizer - grease pivot points - remove prop and inspect for fishing line and grease splines - disconnect battery....they will take your battery back to the shop and store it for you over the winter.  I choose to bring it back to the lake house and store it there and put a battery tender on it a few times over the winter to keep it topped off and ready for spring.


    I know $300 seems like quite a bit of money for an oil change but I figured while the motor is still under factory warranty I'll have the dealer service everything just in case we come across an issue down the road they cant say it was something that I did and decline the warranty.


     You can get the yamaha oil change kits off amazon as well as lower unit oil and fuel filters.  All 3 can be bought for less than $100 and come with free shipping is you are an amazon prime member.


    Yamaha f200 oil change kit


     Yamaha fuel/water filter


    OEM lower unit oil
     
  16. Spoiledrotten

    Spoiledrotten Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,360
    Likes Received:
    760
    Location:
    Below the Mason/Dickson Line
    I get the whole kit from Sims. They send everything you need. This kit contains o rings for lower unit, oil and gas filters, motor and lower unit oils. Everything except a computer to do a diagnostic check. 
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 22, 2017
  17. ugleeual

    ugleeual Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    14
    Thanks... think Sims Yamaha is where I'm buying my kit.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 22, 2017
    Spoiledrotten likes this.
  18. Spoiledrotten

    Spoiledrotten Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,360
    Likes Received:
    760
    Location:
    Below the Mason/Dickson Line
    My Sims kit just came in for my 20 hour change. Got to get that done some time this week. 
     
  19. ugleeual

    ugleeual Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    14
    Lots of good YouTube videos to watch... 
     
  20. Spoiledrotten

    Spoiledrotten Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,360
    Likes Received:
    760
    Location:
    Below the Mason/Dickson Line
    Yep, but I used them for three changes on my last Bennington. I've about got this thing down pat.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2017
    ugleeual likes this.

Share This Page