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#10820884 - 05/05/15 05:04 PM I need advice and opinions please
Ricky J. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 540
Loc: Joshua, Texas
I am getting a 1996 skeeter with a 1996 Mercury 150 efi. at a great price BUT, was told it has a cylinder losing compression.
I am weighing options: this is where yall come in.
I can have a new powerhead installed ....
buy another used motor ....
I have a 1985 mercury 150 black max on another boat that runs great.
QUESTION IS : is there any reason that the 1985 would not work replacing a 1996. Bolt patterns ? control box ?wiring ? hoses ? tilt/trim connections ? steering/throttle connections ?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.

#10821003 - 05/05/15 06:02 PM Re: I need advice and opinions please [Re: Ricky J.]
hopalong Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 78894
Loc: drake river ranch telephone T...
as far as I know all you have to worry about is the electrical hookup at the engine, some had different pin counts in the plug.
lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479

#10821816 - 05/05/15 11:33 PM Re: I need advice and opinions please [Re: Ricky J.]
TLW Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 2274
Loc: ft worth
motor for motor, everything will work.. jus gonna lose some power.. tha '85 is a 2.0 150.. tha '96 is a 2.5 150....would put ya on tha water while ya figure out what ya gonna do with tha broke motor...

#10852954 - 05/18/15 01:13 PM Re: I need advice and opinions please [Re: Ricky J.]
Chris G. Davis Offline

Registered: 09/14/09
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Loc: Alvarado Texas!
Contact Charlie's Outboards in Alvarado. They are Merc experts and very trustworthy!
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