IMO You Don't Always Get What You Pay For.....

Discussion in 'The Pits' started by Beaver, Oct 31, 2015.

By Beaver on Oct 31, 2015 at 3:15 AM
  1. Beaver

    Beaver Well-Known Member

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    WP_20151030_003.jpg WP_20151030_002.jpg So a guy brings in a Mercury Bravo 2 out-drive that supposedly had straight-cut high performance gears installed by another marine shop. He's running 500+ H.P. with a 8.2L racing engine. We're still not quite sure what exactly happened, but the guy swears he didn't hit anything with the prop. (yeah, right, whatever). I can't believe how clean the break is on that drive shaft! Well, he'$ about to $pend $5000 dollar$ (U$) to get that me$$ fixed. High performance marine parts aren't cheap!! WP_20151030_001.jpg
     

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Discussion in 'The Pits' started by Beaver, Oct 31, 2015.

    1. smakmeharder

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      Whats the diameter of the main shaft and what sort of steel is it? 500HP is quite a bit, but there must also be a huge torque rating at 8.2 liter. It reminds me of the gears that break in a goblin 380 after a hard crash. In nearly every case a 380 will snap the main drive gear shaft to the servo horn very clean - but the break above is so clean it almost looks machined. Looking at the other helical gears they are messed up pretty badly. Whats the repair bill on this?
       
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      Beaver Well-Known Member

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      It's supposed to be around $5000 for parts and labor to rebuild that outdrive. A whole new unit from Mercury Racing division of Mercury Marine is over $10,000 new. They are supposed to be good for 1000hp. Customer supposedly had another shop build the thing up, but they used standard gears when they were supposed to have used the heavy duty straight-cut gears. The guy basically got ripped-off, hence the title- You don't always get what you pay for.
       
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      I bet he is not a happy chappy. Does he have any chance of getting a refund?
       
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      Probably not, but he is getting it covered as accidental damage from his insurance.
       
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