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Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-28-2009, 6:25 AM Reply   
I normally do this myself, but because of a busy work travel schedule decided to have it done while I was gone. Holy cow, never again! The labor rate of $80 per hr was ridiculous! What do others pay?
Old     (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-28-2009, 6:43 AM Reply   
$80 per hour is cheap around here but that seems steep for just the oil. I think the going rate is $40???? Not sure because it does not take and hour to change your oil. Sounds like you got taken advantage of unless they did more than just oil.
Old     (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       08-28-2009, 7:20 AM Reply   
holy cow, I worked at a family friends marina as a teenager. I used to do the oil changes. They take all of ten minutes with a pump.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-28-2009, 7:24 AM Reply   
$30 at walmart and $35 at a quicklube in central Wisco
Old     (tj_in_kc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       08-28-2009, 7:25 AM Reply   
Yeah, spend a few dollars and buy the shureflo pump system. You will have it for years to come and changing the oil costs about $20 for the oil and the filter. About 15mins to pump out the oil and change the filter....
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-28-2009, 7:35 AM Reply   
Nick, you take your boat to Wal-Mart?

Tampa, Yes you are correct, I had them look for any gas leaks, so that would have taken the hr.

(Message edited by behindtheboat on August 28, 2009)
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-31-2009, 7:09 AM Reply   
$70-100/ hour is about inline with shop rates in my area.

30 min labor plus supplies, your lookin at around $60 for the oil change.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-31-2009, 7:14 AM Reply   
Shop rates are over $120 an hour in my area.
Old     (antoddio)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-31-2009, 7:37 AM Reply   
$136 and some change in Milwaukee after tax. I was going to do it myself, but couldn't find the filter, and it's not because I don't know what a filter looks like.

The shop had so much fun doing it, the service manager suggested that I get a remote oil filter and do it myself. I think it took them longer than 30 minutes for sure.
Old     (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-31-2009, 7:38 AM Reply   
I called last week and they wanted $140 to change the oil. I picked up the stuff at autozone for $25. Doing it myself.
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-31-2009, 7:53 AM Reply   
Damn, I am going to put an ad on craigslist to do it for $75 and I will come to people's house. The filter and oil will cost me about $15 since my company sells both.
Old     (jaybee)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-31-2009, 8:33 AM Reply   
Brett - I bet if you were serious about that you could make some good coin. I pay about $125 a oil change plus I have to drive it an hour and twenty minutes each way so if someone was wiling to come to my house to do it I would jump at it and it would be worth, for me, a minimum of $125.
Old     (alindquist)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-31-2009, 9:05 AM Reply   
Just did mine on Friday... 9 quarts of synthetic and a filter, about $70 and I did myself... Shop rate is $95 per hour, so I'm sure it would have been close to $150 if I let them do it.
Old     (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-31-2009, 9:05 AM Reply   
For that price please god tell me they are doing more than just changing your oil???? Maybe KKO can jump in here on this.
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-31-2009, 9:09 AM Reply   
aaron, your boat takes 9 quarts? Holy Hell, is that normal?
Old     (alindquist)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-31-2009, 11:52 AM Reply   
I was kind of surprised too.. That's what the manual said and that's what it took to get it to the right mark on the dipstick... 7.4 Volvo...


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