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Old 10-26-2020, 06:33 AM
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How often (if ever) should you change the vst filter in your 4 stroke yamaha motor?
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:50 AM
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Yamaha recommends replacing the VST filter every 500 hours or 5 years.
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:04 PM
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Im up to do that job this offseason, 04 150, is there a best link to access to see how its diy done. Thanks as always.
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:25 PM
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Thinking of doing the balancer, timing belt, water pump and VST. Just wondering how much.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:41 PM
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Diyd Replacement of water pump/impeller, thermostat, fuel filter and plugs myself to save some $$, wasnt comfortable with the balancer work so that went to the dealer to do. Want to do the vst filters, just looking for good instructions/vids.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:44 PM
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A factory manual is your friend. Its the best way to make sure you have the proper information. YouTube is great to watch someone first. Makes understand the manual easier.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:06 AM
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Thinking of doing the balancer, timing belt, water pump and VST. Just wondering how much.
2 years ago when i purchased my new to me 2005 f150 i did exactly all of the things you mention plus fuel filter. I picked up the balancer new, on ebay, for around 350 the rest is mostly just labor as parts are not that much. Think i paid around 1000, so i felt that was pretty good. Motor has been flawless since, 450 hrs total .
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:58 AM
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Default VST, balancer, water pump, timing belt, etc.

Took my motor in and had it checked out by certified Yamaha tech. An 07 that was starting to make a some funny sounds. Tech said I needed a new balancer and while it was apart might as well put a new timing belt on, new VST filters and check the water pump for wear. Estimate was $750.00 for parts and $600.00 for labor. ($115.00 per hour) Seems like a lot of money to me, but figured I had the engine for 10 years and it is 13 years old it beats the cost of a new engine. Spent more than that on 2 locators so I figured it was a good investment. Any thoughts?
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Took my motor in and had it checked out by certified Yamaha tech. An 07 that was starting to make a some funny sounds. Tech said I needed a new balancer and while it was apart might as well put a new timing belt on, new VST filters and check the water pump for wear. Estimate was $750.00 for parts and $600.00 for labor. ($115.00 per hour) Seems like a lot of money to me, but figured I had the engine for 10 years and it is 13 years old it beats the cost of a new engine. Spent more than that on 2 locators so I figured it was a good investment. Any thoughts?
Seems about in line with what i said i paid a couple posts up. I saved some money getting my own balancer on a deal and paid little less per hour labor.
That seems like a correct estimate. Don't sleep on that balancer, if it's whining already its going bad, if it goes so does your powerhead. 1300 in maintenance vs 16000 for a new motor- I'm doing the maintenance .
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