blown piston... how much to fix?

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by KentuckyCatfish, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. KentuckyCatfish

    KentuckyCatfish New Member

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    Im looking at another boat that may be more suitable for the larger lakes. My tracker is great but still a little small. However, the motor on the new boat has a blown piston... How much will this cost to fix? any idea?
     
  2. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    Something like that can be as little as 500 to do a cheap short term fix, or it could be a few thousand depending on if you need a new powerhead or not. Without actually seeing the extent of the damage its hard to say what it would cost.
     

  3. BailBonds

    BailBonds New Member

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    Blown piston is like a "broke motor" a broad term. Probably showing little or no compression in one cylinder. Assume the worst and be pleased at the least. Burn a hole in a piston from a too lean condition, maybe not so bad. But why was it lean? Maybe other pistons almost in that shape too. If it's a 4 stroke did it stick a valve and punch a piston? Not good. All the shrapnel went somewhere. Tough call even for Bubba and these guys without a tear down. Good luck. My experience has been for guys that have to pay 100% for labor and material you may be better off with another motor as long as you know it's a good motor.