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#12357640 - 07/25/17 01:42 PM Outboard Reed Valve Replacement
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 6152
Loc: Temple, Texas "Rail Town USA"
Anyone had this done recently? My motor is a 2005 Merc Opti 200 HP. What is a fair price for this job? Thanks


Edited by T Bird (07/25/17 06:20 PM)

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#12357765 - 07/25/17 03:04 PM Re: Outboard Reed Valve Replacement [Re: T Bird]
Curtbass Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 1636
Depends on motor I would imagine. Some take longer than others but I wiuld figure anywhere between $200 to $400 labor & you provide the reeds. If mechanic has to supply them he deserves SOME markup on price of reeds I'm sure. Just a guesstimate.
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#12357917 - 07/25/17 04:35 PM Re: Outboard Reed Valve Replacement [Re: T Bird]
TrailHand Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/18/17
Posts: 124
On some engines if you can clean the carbs, you can change the reeds. They're just a layer deeper. You'll save a ton of money doing it yourself if you can.

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#12358743 - 07/26/17 07:02 AM Re: Outboard Reed Valve Replacement [Re: Curtbass]
Gamblinman Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3632
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: Curtbass
Depends on motor I would imagine. Some take longer than others but I wiuld figure anywhere between $200 to $400 labor & you provide the reeds. If mechanic has to supply them he deserves SOME markup on price of reeds I'm sure. Just a guesstimate.


I agree. The bigger issue is finding a competent mechanic right now. The good ones are very busy, so try to schedule to bring the boat in when he's able to do the job, and have the necessary parts on hand or in stock to complete.

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#12361101 - 07/27/17 12:11 PM Re: Outboard Reed Valve Replacement [Re: T Bird]
boatman025 Offline
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Registered: 07/16/10
Posts: 550
Loc: Wylie
We can do them I can order and when they get here we can put in a day
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