blown piston... how much to fix?

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

  1. KentuckyCatfish

    KentuckyCatfish New Member

    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

    Newport N.C.
    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

    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.