On avgerage how long should it take to diagnose a bad stator? I am being quoted 12 hrs which includes trouble shooting and replacement of the stator. If 3 hours to replace stator is correct, Seems high for trouble shooting a low voltage...Just curious....
Are they saying that they need to do a diagnosis in which if the problem is the stator, the diagnosis and repair is 12 hours?
Or do they already know its the stator and want to replace it.
It can take time to diagnose a problem.
03-28-2018 07:19 - edited 03-28-2018 07:23
To only replace a stator, with no testing or troubleshooting time, then send you on your way takes much less than 12 hours. But you did not take the boat in to only have a stator replaced, right?
What kind of engine problem did you have? Was it intermittent? Does the dealer have the stator output testing tool?
Often times troubleshooting a problem that either comes and goes, or takes a long time of running to appear, will necessitate a lot of labor time - otherwise you end up paying for many new parts being installed until it is fixed, that is no good. Have a factual, non-emotional talk with the technician or the service manager or owner to discuss what exactly has to be done and to document the charges.
If the service shop is not an authorized Evinrude dealership, then you are pretty much on your own as you have no way of knowing if the technician is factory trained or even experienced on your type of motor.
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