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SWarren posted 04-23-2001 10:15 AM ET (US)   Profile for SWarren   Send Email to SWarren  
Does anyone know the avg cost to have new seals done on the lower unit of a 115 Horse motor?
Taylor posted 06-15-2005 06:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Using the search tool, I found this four year old question and I would love to know the answer. Apparently noone knew. I just got an estimate of $1000 (best case) for a 1988 Merc 100, which strikes me as way too much. If I have slightly milky oil, can't I just have my lower unit resealed and hope for the best? Is it a requirement to disassamble the lower unit completely to reseal?
jimh posted 06-16-2005 12:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Taylor--I think you should be able to get it done for less than that! I paid about $275 for a reseal. This was a couple of years ago, and done over the winter, so no rush and off-season rates applied.
Freeport Alan posted 06-16-2005 08:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Freeport Alan    
I agree with JimH & I bet less then 300 bucks is average price for that motor.
One thing to consider doing if you have experience drop the LU & reinstall it yourself, that will make a huge difference in the price..
Easier for everyone if you just drop off the foot & not the whole boat..
Bobalong posted 06-21-2005 10:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bobalong  Send Email to Bobalong     
Just picked up the bill to reseal my 30hp evinrude this evening. $267.00 including tax.This was not an easy job, one of the bolts had seized to the case and needed significant convincing to come out, this also included a new impeller.
specktrout posted 06-22-2005 08:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for specktrout  Send Email to specktrout     
I had the lower unit seals replaced on my '89 90 hp johnson abou 2 years ago and it was about $260. $1000 is WAY too much! I would take it somewhere else. By the way, th $260 included having the guy get out the rear anode bolt which had broken flush.
Cicada posted 06-22-2005 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cicada  Send Email to Cicada     
Quote this winter for a 150 hp Johnson was $250.00.


BBS posted 07-01-2005 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for BBS  Send Email to BBS     
I pick up my Y115 in 2 hrs - $300.
Taylor posted 07-01-2005 07:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
At the rendezvous last weekend I mentioned the name of the place I called and got the $1000 figure from... apparently others have had the same experience there and I've been warned away. $300 (plus or minus) I can afford.

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