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#12032522 - 01/10/17 06:54 PM 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts??
hopefullythisworks Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
Posts: 232
Loc: LGV, TX
looking at a boat with a 2003 Mercury 200 EFI. I currently have a 91 Yamaha ProV 150 that I am very comfortable with and that has never let me down. Not too sure if I want to let my Yamaha go for a motor I have never had any dealings with. Looked up reviews that have been all over the place. Anyone with any personal information??

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#12035078 - 01/11/17 10:19 PM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
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Registered: 07/11/08
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Loc: Dallas,tx
If it's the 3.0 litre I've had mine for a couple years and it's been awesome.

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#12035145 - 01/11/17 11:35 PM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
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2.5 200 is one of tha best but like anything mech. some can have problems.. its a [censored] shoot with used anything!... thing is that ya never "read" 'bout tha 1000's that run trouble free, mostly jus tha ones that give a guy problems

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#12035238 - 01/12/17 06:02 AM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: TLW]
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Registered: 10/26/16
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Originally Posted By: TLW
2.5 200 is one of tha best but like anything mech. some can have problems.. its a [censored] shoot with used anything!... thing is that ya never "read" 'bout tha 1000's that run trouble free, mostly jus tha ones that give a guy problems


TLW is spot.on---Unless you can have a mechanic check it out fully, you never really know what your getting into. Someone can tell you a motor has 250 hour on it but in fact could have 500 and on it's last leg. Newer efi motor can be checked for many things including hours but again only by a true mechanic who has the proper tools and equipment to do so.
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#12035293 - 01/12/17 06:59 AM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
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My experience tells me you will be happy with the Merc because of the easy start, better performance, using less oil and it`s better fuel consumption than the carbed ProV.
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#12042786 - 01/16/17 07:48 AM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
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between a 200 efi and that yamaha... i'd choose the 200efi all day long.
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#12043483 - 01/16/17 01:41 PM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
hopefullythisworks Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
Posts: 232
Loc: LGV, TX
guys i appreciate every bit of the feedback. its making my decision making so much easier. thank you all.

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#12044625 - 01/17/17 08:09 AM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
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Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 903
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Go for the Merc. I switched to Mercury years ago. Messed up & bought another brand. Less than a year I hung a Merc back on. Availability of Merc mechanics & parts network seems better overall. Of course theres bad & good of all brands. Chevy/Ford/Dodge discussion. I've just had better luck with Mercury.

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#12045146 - 01/17/17 12:40 PM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
structure man(Guide on RC) Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/06
Posts: 891
Loc: Corsicana Texas
I have a 99 Mercury 200 EFI and never had any problems.

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#12045156 - 01/17/17 12:45 PM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
mysticslobra Online   content
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Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 162
Had a 97 200 efi. Loved it. Previous owner had the fuel pump replaced, but I am assuming it was due to him running bad gas since the boat wouldn't start when I bought it. Drained the old gas put in new gas and she fired right up. Never had a lick of trouble with it for the next five years.

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#12048367 - 01/18/17 10:53 PM Re: 2003 Mercury 200 EFI - Thoughts?? [Re: hopefullythisworks]
hopefullythisworks Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
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Loc: LGV, TX
thank you for the reply's! i think im going to pull this trigger on this one as long as it all checks out.

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