08-26-2014, 05:45 PM #1
2014 FX SVHO and FX SVHO Cruiser - Maintenance Schedules - Please Help
I just purchased a 14 FX SVHO and 14 FX SVHO Cruiser. I put 10 hours on them quickly and it's time for the first service visit. Dealer is saying the 10 hour service will run 350 a piece, ouch. Oil change, filters, tighten cables, etc....sounds expensive for that. Does that sound reasonable to everyone?
Also, dealer recommends "winterization" with fogging oil at another 350 per machine. Is this necessary? I live in Texas and planned on using them sporadically throughout the winter. I also have a Yamaha jet boat that needs no "winterization", so why would the wave runners?
And then to top it off, the dealer then recommends "summerization" to remove fogging oil at 150 a pop. Am I getting taken for ride?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
08-26-2014, 05:57 PM #2
DON'T do it !!! Thats rediculous. If you're not comfortable doing this on your own, I'm sure a fellow Texas "GreenHulkster" will help you out. It's not hard at all. Good luck !!!
08-26-2014, 06:23 PM #3
I am in the same boat, I have a $65 oil extractor I am going to use.
So the dealer material cost (retail):
2 x Oil filter = $25 max ($50 total)
2 gal oem oil = $80 max ($80 total)
so $700 - $130 =$570 profit for them.
You can at least save $500 and do it yourself. There is nothing special they are going to do to "tighten".
Winter/summer-ization you can do yourself: http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107308
Just my .02.
08-26-2014, 06:44 PM #4
Do a search on the wix filters. Correct number is 51348. Also look up Rotella T6 oil. Very very good oil for very reasonable price. Typically you buy by the gallon between 20-25bucks. Save yourself a ton of money right there and still better products than the overpriced OEM stealership products. Oh, you will need an extractor but once you have that your set for future.
08-26-2014, 06:47 PM #5
K&N HP 1002 oil filter also fits.
08-26-2014, 06:51 PM #6
Or Napa gold 1348.....(made by mix just cheaper priced)
08-26-2014, 06:52 PM #7
Is that all the 10 hour service is? A damn 350 dollar oil change? Really???
08-26-2014, 07:28 PM #8
Virtually yes. Just look over clamps, tighten them, look for leaks, check air filter ect...really just give it a look over and change the oil. They just do all this while the extractor is pulling out oil anyway. Only replace with same amount of oil you extract. Don't pay much mind to the dipstick as they are not correct anyway
08-27-2014, 04:07 AM #9
08-27-2014, 06:54 AM #10
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