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#11579092 - 05/02/16 05:54 PM Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6.
Big Marv Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/10/04
Posts: 26
Loc: East Texas
Just looking for advice on repairing or replacing my 2000 Mecury 225hp EFI engine. Repair shop says around $9,500 to replace the power head and $18,500 for new motor. I can purchase a rebuilt power head online for around $3500. A friend says he will do the work for me. He is very capable. Wondering if there are any other options or if someone has had dealings with a company that is in the engine rebuilding business. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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#11579181 - 05/02/16 06:36 PM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4989
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Online motor rebuilders are always suspect. Get referrals.
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#11579215 - 05/02/16 06:56 PM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
lakeman Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 1853
Loc: cedar creek lake
Might try getting a hold of Texas Outboard Marine rebuilders, they are in
Seven Points, tx
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#11579682 - 05/02/16 09:41 PM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
balata9999 Online   content
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Registered: 08/15/04
Posts: 923
Loc: texas
Shop around if your really considering new. Those prices are steep. You could upgrade to a brand new mercury pro xs 225 right now for around $13000. Check out jacos marine. They have a free rigging special going on right now mercury to mercury changover and mercury is offering a rebate of $1500 on those engines.

I would just have it rebuilt though, it shouldn't take anywhere near $9500.

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#11579735 - 05/02/16 10:22 PM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: lakeman]
Capt Jerry Online   content
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 243
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: lakeman
Might try getting a hold of Texas Outboard Marine rebuilders, they are in
Seven Points, tx


I second this suggestion.

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#11579781 - 05/02/16 10:49 PM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1564
Loc: Magnolia, TX
As suggested, you want a hands-on service/shop where you can have a place and a face to go if the rebuilt powerhead goes south. That way, one entity is responsible for everything, no finger pointing.

If you order a powerhead online, and you or any third party installs it, then it blows up in two hours (or pick a number), the remote supplier may pull out the excuse book - not broken in correctly, not installed correctly, etc. etc. leaving you holding another pile of scarred up metal. These are HUGE drawbacks, as eluded to by Pat above. Find a good shop in Texas to do the complete job. BTW, that $9500 quote must be for the gold-plated option?

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#11580136 - 05/03/16 08:50 AM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
Hittmanfish Offline
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Registered: 05/28/14
Posts: 241
Loc: Arlington
$9,500 better come with a 5 year warranty too.... that's absurd.

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#11580311 - 05/03/16 10:12 AM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
Pat Goff Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4989
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
I've seen some "rebuilders" work, it's scary.
There was/is one up north called black birds, that motor showed up missing rings on two cylinders and no gaskets, just orange pookie.
There is/was a clown in Austin called capt. mack, again no gaskets, and the cylinder honing was never done, could have used cylinder walls as a file. Horrible.

Be careful, use known good builders, shy from anyone wanting to do it cheap.
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#11580560 - 05/03/16 12:12 PM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
boatman025 Online   content
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Registered: 07/16/10
Posts: 359
Loc: McKinney
I can rebuild it for around 3000.00

PM me if have any question
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#11585261 - 05/05/16 02:12 PM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
txmasterpo Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 4489
Loc: Emory
http://www.texasoutboardrebuild.com

Never a bad word....plus a 2+2 warranty
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#11586016 - 05/05/16 08:22 PM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
Big Marv Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/10/04
Posts: 26
Loc: East Texas
Thanks to everyone for the great advice. You guys have saved before. Think I am going with Texas Outboard Rebuild. I like their warranty etc. Thanks again, Marv

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#11586558 - 05/06/16 07:48 AM Re: Advice on my engine: 0 compression on #6. [Re: Big Marv]
Josh@SCP Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 385
Loc: Winnsboro TX
Thats way cheaper than a repower. Cant ask for a better deal with the warranty.


Edited by Josh@SCP (05/06/16 07:50 AM)
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