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#12171004 - 04/02/17 10:29 PM Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle
Catch&Release-Me-Again Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 1588
Loc: San Antonio, Tx, 78227
I live in San Antonio, and had an engine rebuild done by a mechanic in McKinney, Texas, a 10 hour drive from San Antonio to McKinney and back. After two months the mechanic finally called for us to pick up the motor. After another 10 hour round trip we brought the motor to Lake Medina for the engine break-in procedure. In two hours and 15 minutes it blew up again. Mechanic said just bring it back, another 10 hour round trip. After another two months the mechanic calls and said he has finished the second rebuild and has been breaking it in for us. 10 hours later we're back at Medina lake for a second break-in attempt, the motor lasted for 20 minutes and blows up again.
Now he's refused to answer my calls and won't refund any money. I would like some help in deciding what would be the best way to proceed, any suggestions would be appreciated. Besides calling the Better Business Bureau and reporting his business practices on every social media site between here and Oklahoma what else can I do? He now won't even return my calls, leaving messages. I'm telling him I'd like a new Minn Kota Ultrex 80lb thrust with a 52 inch shaft and we'll call it even, that's $1600 cheaper than we paid him. no response.

I recently purchased a new 250HP SHO, lost all confidence in this mechanics skills and went with a new motor. "If it seems too good to be true, it is." Remembered this too late. If I don't get some news from him soon, you'll all have a name to go with the above business practices.


Edited by Catch&Release-Me-Again (04/03/17 08:40 AM)

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#12171039 - 04/02/17 10:49 PM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
D Miner Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 205
I'd try small claims court first. Hiring a lawyer would probably not be worth it for the amount involved.

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#12171056 - 04/02/17 11:09 PM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: D Miner]
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Registered: 08/02/03
Posts: 205
Loc: Spring Branch, TX USA
Originally Posted By: D Miner
I'd try small claims court first. Hiring a lawyer would probably not be worth it for the amount involved.


What he said; but was this a backyard repair deal from a guy that "said" he could do it or a real certified Yamaha guy working for a company?

If it's "just a guy" there's not much you can do... legally anyway
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#12171167 - 04/03/17 07:04 AM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Why do people keep doing this? Makes me splat
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#12171381 - 04/03/17 09:10 AM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
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Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1017
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Because they're looking for the cheapest way out. Name names & shops that do this to people & it would stop pretty quickly but nobody will ever say it. They just post," some guy in whatever city did this". Put a name on it & maybe save a few hundred to thousands of $$$$. Until then, those guys will keep taking the cash & motors will keep failing in minutes. What causes a motor to fail HAS to be corrected before/during rebuild or its gonna KEEP happening. There IS a HUGE DIFFERENCE in someone who can put a motor together & get it to crank & run a little while & a MECHANIC that can DIAGNOSE & BUILD a motor. I'm also sorry to say that even some so called CERTIFIED people are NOT mechanics. They have to be able to diagnose WHAT caused failure to know how to rebuild it. Im no mechanic, but I've bought enough so called rebuilds to know what to avoid (hopefully). Don't get in a rush, check a mechanic out, get other customers feedback, you'll be glad you did once you find a GOOD mechanic. At least at a CERTIFIED shop theres usually at least one mechanic/service manager to oversee &trouble shoot problems. Indepent shops that have a longtime history can be great also. Sorry this happened to you. Good luck in the future.


Edited by Curtbass (04/03/17 09:14 AM)

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#12171409 - 04/03/17 09:28 AM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
Happy Birthday Curtbass Offline
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Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1017
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
With that being said I have also seen a GOOD mechanics reputation smeared by a moron that took a rebuilt motor & DID'NT follow mechanics guidelines on break in procedures.1. Running it wide open in first few hours. 2. Running looong extended periods of time (26 miles without shutting down for cool off, (heat cycles)trying to get break in done in 1 trip. Not good!!! Then acted like it was mechanics fault!!! The truth finally came out on that one.
Outboards are built with much tighter tolerances than automotive engines ( therefore proper break in MUST be done to allow rings to seat properly & parts to wear in correctly without seizing.

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#12171713 - 04/03/17 11:49 AM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
Catch&Release-Me-Again Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 1588
Loc: San Antonio, Tx, 78227
TTT

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#12181499 - 04/03/17 08:48 PM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6100
Loc: Boerne, Texas
I'm guessing he's on this forum since you're posting the story here.

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#12181808 - 04/03/17 11:15 PM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Curtbass]
CADD Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/02/03
Posts: 205
Loc: Spring Branch, TX USA
Originally Posted By: Curtbass
Because they're looking for the cheapest way out. Name names & shops that do this to people & it would stop pretty quickly but nobody will ever say it. They just post," some guy in whatever city did this". Put a name on it & maybe save a few hundred to thousands of $$$$. Until then, those guys will keep taking the cash & motors will keep failing in minutes. What causes a motor to fail HAS to be corrected before/during rebuild or its gonna KEEP happening. There IS a HUGE DIFFERENCE in someone who can put a motor together & get it to crank & run a little while & a MECHANIC that can DIAGNOSE & BUILD a motor. I'm also sorry to say that even some so called CERTIFIED people are NOT mechanics. They have to be able to diagnose WHAT caused failure to know how to rebuild it. Im no mechanic, but I've bought enough so called rebuilds to know what to avoid (hopefully). Don't get in a rush, check a mechanic out, get other customers feedback, you'll be glad you did once you find a GOOD mechanic. At least at a CERTIFIED shop theres usually at least one mechanic/service manager to oversee &trouble shoot problems. Indepent shops that have a longtime history can be great also. Sorry this happened to you. Good luck in the future.


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#12181809 - 04/03/17 11:16 PM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Curtbass]
CADD Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/02/03
Posts: 205
Loc: Spring Branch, TX USA
Originally Posted By: Curtbass
With that being said I have also seen a GOOD mechanics reputation smeared by a moron that took a rebuilt motor & DID'NT follow mechanics guidelines on break in procedures.1. Running it wide open in first few hours. 2. Running looong extended periods of time (26 miles without shutting down for cool off, (heat cycles)trying to get break in done in 1 trip. Not good!!! Then acted like it was mechanics fault!!! The truth finally came out on that one.
Outboards are built with much tighter tolerances than automotive engines ( therefore proper break in MUST be done to allow rings to seat properly & parts to wear in correctly without seizing.


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#12182136 - 04/04/17 08:39 AM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
Catch&Release-Me-Again Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 1588
Loc: San Antonio, Tx, 78227
Mechanic called yesterday, he has ordered the Minn Kota 80lb. Ultrex with the 52 inch shaft, it's on back order for a month, but I will get it. When I get it I'll be satisfied with this compromised solution and the case will be over, the Nuclear option will be avoided. Nuclear is courts, law suits, leans, and a social media blitz. All avoided because the right thing was done.

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#12182161 - 04/04/17 08:52 AM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11119
Loc: Plano,Texas
Why come all the way to McKinney?
Small claims court.

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#12188925 - 04/08/17 01:18 AM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
Happy Birthday Curtbass Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1017
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Shipped directly to your door!!!!

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#12192196 - 04/10/17 03:12 PM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
toofy Online   content
Angler

Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 438
Loc: Fort Worth
Are you telling me there is nobody in San Antonio who does rebuilds? I'm interested to know how you decided on this guy 10 hours away.

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#12192201 - 04/10/17 03:14 PM Re: Yamaha 2006 250 HPDI rebuild debacle [Re: Catch&Release-Me-Again]
toofy Online   content
Angler

Registered: 12/26/15
Posts: 438
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: Catch&Release-Me-Again
Mechanic called yesterday, he has ordered the Minn Kota 80lb. Ultrex with the 52 inch shaft, it's on back order for a month, but I will get it.


Hope it's not a rebuilt trolling motor....

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