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goldstem posted 08-11-2015 03:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for goldstem   Send Email to goldstem  
The tilt motor on our Yamaha T50 is almost burned out after having run continuously for over an hour. It looks like I can replace it myself. Does anyone have any experience with non-OEM motors? The cost difference is rather significant. Thank you.
contender posted 08-11-2015 04:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
I was in a Yamaha dealer yesterday. The guy next in line purchased a new trim motor and some bolts and gasket to do the change. His bill was around $580.00. I think if you can fine a small electric starter motor shop. They maybe able to rebuild yours depending on the condition, Or they can steer you to an after-market one
Jefecinco posted 08-11-2015 07:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
I would definitely give a local automotive electrical or electric motor rebuild firm an opportunity to look at your old trim motor.--Butch
acseatsri posted 08-13-2015 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
I've bought both an aftermarket trim pump motor and a starter for a 225 E-TEC. Figure around $100 on eBay.
goldstem posted 08-14-2015 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
Thank you. This is our sailing club's main rescue boat. I didn't want to take it out of service for more than a day or two. I'll order a motor and then pull the boat.
Trainerjim posted 08-24-2015 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Trainerjim  Send Email to Trainerjim     
I just bought a DB Electric tilt motor on Amazon for $75. Fit was great except new O-ring was too thin; I used the old O-ring. The [non-OEM trim motor] as been working great, but I have only been out a few times with it.

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