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Old 01-22-2009, 08:17 PM
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don't forget all the braided hoses and aluminum fittings.
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Are you f*ckin' kidding me!!!??? Who in their right mind would pay 92k to rebuild a motor!!?? WTF?? I had a Merc 650HP completely torn down and rebuilt for 10k.
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That was for (2) and I got a discount from retail. Just crazy they actually bill it out for that.
I realize it was for two motors...Even though my post didn't read like that. 92k is insane. I mean really, I'd like to see a build sheet after the rebuild. Do they charge 300 an hour for labor?
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what does it cost? Thanks for any help.
call DEAN GELLNER he has a nice package deal for 850s/1075s/1200s. and his stuff lasts.
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I realize it was for two motors...Even though my post didn't read like that. 92k is insane. I mean really, I'd like to see a build sheet after the rebuild. Do they charge 300 an hour for labor?
Im completely envious of your ability to have this problem to start with ( & I want a ride in your rig) but ThisisTank is right.

I dont understand either. What are you getting for 22.8K an engine?
and you said you had "the uppers" done. PLEASE show us the build sheet.

Actually if you could get the shop to print an injection profile for you that would be really enlightening- that will show you how much time the engines have spent at various throttle openings, and all the late model mercs (nmea 2000 compliant mercs) have this.

DO you mean you paid to get an engine top end freshening?- or a drive upper?

I'm really curious to compute out the real ownership costs of this package are.

Good to hear they are reliable- they should be at that price. Combine the acquisition costs, with the upper spend + the fresh up at 125 hours and the valve adjustments - and wow.......


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WOW! I'm just blown away at the prices Merc gets for a REBUILD. And this was on a good running motor that just needed freshening.




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THIS IS WHY THERE HURTING FOR BUSINESS ,
ALL I CAN SAY IS ONE THING.
"" GREED """"
THEY WONT BE GETTING AWAY WITH THIS FOR TO LONG IN THIS ECONOMY .

PLENTY OF GOOD HIGH END BUILDER'S THAT WILL REBUILD THESE MOTOR'S FOR LESS THEN HALF OF THE PRICE THAT MERC WANT'S WITH BETTER PART'S THAT LAST LONGER THEN 125 HOUR'S . IV HERD OF SOME OF THESE CUSTOM BUILDER'S 1000HP MOTOR'S RUNING 200 PLUS HOUR'S BEFORE A REBUILD .

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IV HERD OF SOME OF THESE CUSTOM BUILDER'S 1000HP MOTOR'S RUNING 200 PLUS HOUR'S BEFORE A REBUILD .
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I'm sure these guys are the same ones that get 24 MPG on a stock dually and have boats that run 15-20 MPH faster than identical boats with identical power......

200+ hours on 1000 HP before rebuilds seems optimistic when stories have popped up about stock 525's going boom in 100 hours or less. My idea of a trouble free motor is how many hours before it has to be disassembled for anything (top end, valves whatever).
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Usually the drives get a little work at this time too. What was the freight cost to get motors to merc? What was the labor cost to pull, crate and reinstall? Was there any blower work in that estimate?
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I know my new motor when done will get between 200 and 250 and that is with the big pulley at about 1050hp its not finished yet . thats because he is using a roller cam, so I wll have to change springs, lifters valve job. that should be it. and my motor has very good parts. I heard merc was 50,000 for twins from a friend in my town who sells merc parts. he looked at me funny when I told him 96,000 for twins he said maybe it was a misprint. man a 125 hours is dick for a 1075 motor that costs 65,000 to 80,000 for just one motor. Thank god theres guys LIKE DEAN GELLNER out there that can build a race motor and last for four seasons
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