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    Default How much $ do you think I saved doing my flywheel my self?

    Pulled the motor out of my ultra and replaced the outer ring on the flywheel because it was missing 2 teeth on one place and 1 in another. While it was out I did an oil change because it was easy.
    I havent done this before on a boat so I am very pleased with my performance and my buddy and I were talking about how much a shop would charge.
    Any ideas?
    It was a BBC and a legend jet.

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    . . . plus the personal satisfaction of knowing you've done it right.
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    You replaced the whole flywheel(hope you mean flexplate) or just the outer gear? If it was the entire flexplate and changed oil. probably around $500 to $750 depending on the shop and location
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    Depends...are you factoring in the cost of your time??

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    Im on hiatus right now so Ive got the time.
    Ok, so Im still confused about a flywheel and a flexplate. I think I have a flywheel, heavy cast iron with a removable outer gear that we heated off then iced it down (flywheel) and heated up the new ring gear to get it back on. Im told a flexplate is much thinner and has silver dollar size holes in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homez View Post
    hey doc how much could I save taking out my own appendix?
    Flywheel/appendix similarities are few. If he'd have been flowing his own injection system, rebuilding his dry sump pumps, or rebuilding his own turbos, I believe I would have referred him to a pro unless he possessed those skills & equipment. If he did, it would be akin to a doctor removing his daughter's appendix which could, again be a great savings. Even the best doctors don't remove their own internal organs. Something about the effects of anesthesia, maneuvering in your own abdominal cavity, etc.

    I suspect you were asking if he had the skills, tools and equipment to properly do this job himself? Based on the results, I understood he did. Time will tell. I know, I learned my mechanical skills through actually doing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    Even the best doctors don't remove their own internal organs. Something about the effects of anesthesia, maneuvering in your own abdominal cavity, etc.tell. I know, I learned my mechanical skills through actually doing them.
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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