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Old 05-16-08, 12:32 AM   #1
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Default Merc. Problems

Own a Merc. 250 XS. On 3rd powerhead in a little over 2 years. Anyone else having these type of problems.
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Old 05-16-08, 08:18 AM   #2
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No, in fact I have had several Mercs and never had a powerhead replaced. Well except for my new one but that was FACTORY IDIOT mistake..


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Old 05-16-08, 08:43 AM   #3
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Capt Mike, 2nd powerhead was piston pin came loose. Merc. Race must have only one assembler.
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Old 05-17-08, 02:21 PM   #4
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Damn buddy. Hell gimme some numbers on what's going on maybe I can help ya out. What boat,prop,WOT rpms,etc etc???????? Whats been happening????? What model. IThere has to be a reason and I am here to help ya dig it up.
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Also fill me in on where ya boating at. What time of year and all are you loosing powerheads. The more information ya gimme the more specific I can be. Are you running a jackplate????? Whats your WOT pressure on the water gauge??? Post up some more info and lets see whats happening.
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Old 05-17-08, 04:35 PM   #6
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ummm hate to point this but it IS a merc...


nuff said

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Old 05-17-08, 04:38 PM   #7
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Default Merc Racing Division <-- Horrid

Is this Merc from the "Racing" division or just the plain Opti Pro Xs??? I here the "RACING" division has horrible service and does not stand behind there product!!!! Apparently the "RACING" division has its own seperate customer service and management. If you have issues with the "RACING" division there is nothing that the Mercury customer service can do to help.
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ummm hate to point this but it IS a merc...


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Old 05-18-08, 09:04 PM   #9
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Default Merc. Race

I bought a 06 Merc. 250 XS demo Aug/06. Warranty started Oct/05 (demo). Apr/07 1st. powerhead, #6 piston ignition prob. Warranty no cost. Apr/08 2nd powerhead, #6 piston rist pin comes loose puts hole in block. 1 year old powerhead, but now 6 months out warranty. Merc Race says out the goodness of their hearts would replace powerhead. #3 in 2&1/2 years. Will not cover labor, parts or other parts broke by powerhead. When i filled a complaint. I was told if i was not satisfied with how they were handling the problem they would take powerhead back and i could pay them 7,000 for another one. Then Merc Race had my dealer call me with the same threat. Now due to history a 18,000 motor is worth 4,000. THINK YOU WANT A MERC RACE. GOOD LUCK.
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Old 05-18-08, 10:24 PM   #10
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1st time around 4500 rpm, 2nd around 5000rpm. Both times in
April. Specs. WOT 5900-6100. 8in. jackplate. 27in. Merc. 3 blade prop.(Tempest ?) April both times
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