Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Lake Amistad, TX
    Posts
    562

    Cool Just saved at least $200, thanks to this forum (AGAIN)

    For those of you that don't know... I sold my 04 Outback in Feb to upgrade to an LSV and found my dream boat, color scheme and all and well taken care of. She was 5 years old with only 200 hours on her and ran like a dream. As of lately we have gone from 50/50 wakeboard/surf to 0/100 surf and that's when I started noticing a slight hesitation between 5-7mph, almost like a hiccup, but consistent at that speed and went away as I sped up...

    Got on here and starting reading up on fuel filters, spark plugs, gasoline, fuel pumps, etc... I realized this was a common problem with a not so hard fix. So being that the boat has 200 hrs and I had no boat records for any maintenance from the original owner, I figured I would just start with replacing the fuel filter and might as well swap out the spark plugs while I'm in the boat with the tools.... Annnnnnnd BOOM problem solved!!! This whole process took me an hour and $80 in parts ($20 fuel filter, $60 on plugs). Not to mention the self reward of doing it yourself and actually fixing the problem. So yea I figure I saved at least $200, maybe $300 on parts and labor just by reading up on here... like my signature says...

    SOOOO THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING AWESOME!!!!!
    2004 Outback Blue on White *Sold
    2008 LSV Blue on White
    EXILED with 6 SX65-M in cabin & 2 XM9s rockin the tower
    2 Kicker ZX700.5 Amps powering the entire boat with 2 10" Subs under the dash
    Krypt KMA4200 EQ under driver's side dash to control all the madness
    Z5 Cargo Rack annnnnnnd She's NEKKKKED....

    I'm no expert, I just read up on the Moomba Forum...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    De Pere WI
    Posts
    4,170

    Default

    greatest satisfaction is doing it yourself. congrats....
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Eugene OR
    Posts
    1,703

    Default

    That is great to hear. So all the reading of the forms at work has paid off. Only issue is you told us you have saved $300. We have all sorts of improvements you can do for $300 - $3,000. Like add another Exile amp or a new wakesurf board, how about a custom cover. All sorts of ideas come to mind.
    2008 Outback V
    “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." -Napoleon Hill

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Unhappy about our NorCal Lake Levels!
    Posts
    516

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jester View Post
    That is great to hear. So all the reading of the forms at work has paid off. Only issue is you told us you have saved $300. We have all sorts of improvements you can do for $300 - $3,000. Like add another Exile amp or a new wakesurf board, how about a custom cover. All sorts of ideas come to mind.
    Oh hell yes!!! You will need;
    • Two more tower speakers
    • Another amp
    • Maybe upgraded head unit
    • LEDs
    • SeaDek
    • GPS Perfect Pass (if you don't - get it now!)
    • New Bimini - even if it is just to change colors!
    • A new towable cover from Evolution
    • A STUPID amount of ballast - besides the wakes, it makes for cool photos and the kids get to wear their vests in the boat!!
    • Then redo your interior so it's as nice as Berg's!!
    • Switch covers from OTRATTW
    • On board charger
    • Rotating Seat Mod


    But they are fun boats!!!

    It is good to get under the hood once in a while, just to know where things are; pumps, breakers, fuses etc, etc.

    Nice job on saving that $300, now go spend it and help keep the economy going!!
    Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...

    Eric.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Land O Lakes, Florida
    Posts
    5,866

    Default

    great to hear, but yeh, you didnt save, you just now have more money for other fun stuff after you tell the wife it really cost 500.

    boat on
    Hey, Its Moomba time

    13 Mobius LSV
    08 Mobius LSV-sold
    03 Mobius LSV-sold
    life is about finding the balance between being a responsible adult and staying young at heart

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Lake Amistad, TX
    Posts
    562

    Default Just saved at least $200, thanks to this forum (AGAIN)

    Quote Originally Posted by EricU View Post
    Oh hell yes!!! You will need;
    • Two more tower speakers
    • Another amp
    • Maybe upgraded head unit
    • LEDs
    • SeaDek
    • GPS Perfect Pass (if you don't - get it now!)
    • New Bimini - even if it is just to change colors!
    • A new towable cover from Evolution
    • A STUPID amount of ballast - besides the wakes, it makes for cool photos and the kids get to wear their vests in the boat!!
    • Then redo your interior so it's as nice as Berg's!!
    • Switch covers from OTRATTW
    • On board charger
    • Rotating Seat Mod


    But they are fun boats!!!

    It is good to get under the hood once in a while, just to know where things are; pumps, breakers, fuses etc, etc.

    Nice job on saving that $300, now go spend it and help keep the economy going!!
    LOL
    I'm good on Mods and Upgrades til the off season (is there a such thing?)

    DONE:
    LEDs
    3,000lb Ballast
    Reinforced rear lockers
    Removed Cooler
    Upgraded Prop
    Swivel Racks
    Windows Tinted
    Over $1k in Exile gear

    To Do:
    Swivel Seat for sure this winter!

    Until then I'm gonna enjoy the rest of the season relaxing 😎
    2004 Outback Blue on White *Sold
    2008 LSV Blue on White
    EXILED with 6 SX65-M in cabin & 2 XM9s rockin the tower
    2 Kicker ZX700.5 Amps powering the entire boat with 2 10" Subs under the dash
    Krypt KMA4200 EQ under driver's side dash to control all the madness
    Z5 Cargo Rack annnnnnnd She's NEKKKKED....

    I'm no expert, I just read up on the Moomba Forum...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Land O Lakes, Florida
    Posts
    5,866

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tgoody14 View Post
    LOL
    I'm good on Mods and Upgrades til the off season (is there a such thing?)

    DONE:
    LEDs
    3,000lb Ballast
    Reinforced rear lockers
    Removed Cooler
    Upgraded Prop
    Swivel Racks
    Windows Tinted
    Over $1k in Exile gear

    To Do:
    Swivel Seat for sure this winter!

    Until then I'm gonna enjoy the rest of the season relaxing 
    dang nice start on the mods
    Hey, Its Moomba time

    13 Mobius LSV
    08 Mobius LSV-sold
    03 Mobius LSV-sold
    life is about finding the balance between being a responsible adult and staying young at heart

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Unhappy about our NorCal Lake Levels!
    Posts
    516

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by moombadaze View Post
    dang nice start on the mods
    No kidding, I forgot the swivel racks and prop.

    After gassing it up and filling the (real) cooler with ice and beverages, not gonna be much left. And being in FL, you get to board almost all year!! What offseason?

    Plus you still need the new SeaDek!!!20130628_191500.jpg

    BTW, I'm not really trying to help. I just like talking about boarding, beer, Florida and seeing my boat's pics online!
    Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...

    Eric.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    174

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tgoody14 View Post
    ($20 fuel filter, $60 on plugs)!!
    that there is some pricy plus.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Lake Amistad, TX
    Posts
    562

    Default Just saved at least $200, thanks to this forum (AGAIN)

    Quote Originally Posted by EricU View Post
    BTW, I'm not really trying to help. I just like talking about boarding, beer, Florida and seeing my boat's pics online!
    lol I completely understand. I'm right there with ya man

    cornrickey - yea I went with the factory replacement ac delco platinum plugs so they were a little more than the iridium, like $7 each.
    2004 Outback Blue on White *Sold
    2008 LSV Blue on White
    EXILED with 6 SX65-M in cabin & 2 XM9s rockin the tower
    2 Kicker ZX700.5 Amps powering the entire boat with 2 10" Subs under the dash
    Krypt KMA4200 EQ under driver's side dash to control all the madness
    Z5 Cargo Rack annnnnnnd She's NEKKKKED....

    I'm no expert, I just read up on the Moomba Forum...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •