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#12352031 - 07/21/17 03:42 PM Mercury 250 Pro XB
Ranger522 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/20/17
Posts: 8
Loc: TX Panhandle
I have a 2000 Merc 250 pro Xb on my Ranger 522vx. Anyone still running this motor? I'm pretty paranoid (probably read one too many horror stories on here haha). Anything I should be looking out for or doing special for this motor to keep it in top shape? I don't get to fish a lot because of my work schedule. Usually take it out about 5 times a year but plan to start going more often. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks for the help!

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#12352136 - 07/21/17 04:57 PM Re: Mercury 250 Pro XB [Re: Ranger522]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 5178
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Carbon is that motors enemy. A good power tune treatment twice a year will keep it fresh.
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#12353181 - 07/22/17 12:21 PM Re: Mercury 250 Pro XB [Re: Ranger522]
Buckybass Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 9
I have this same boat and motor, but mine is now a 522DVX, cause I installed a passenger console and I have the 250 XB, and I love it just bad on gas, probably the most dependable motor I have ever had

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#12353290 - 07/22/17 02:07 PM Re: Mercury 250 Pro XB [Re: Ranger522]
Ranger522 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/20/17
Posts: 8
Loc: TX Panhandle
Yeah same here. It's been a solid motor but you're correct it is a gas drinker. I did the same thing and had a passenger console built and installed after I bought it several years back. So far for me it's been a great boat and motor combo.

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#12354028 - 07/23/17 05:08 AM Re: Mercury 250 Pro XB [Re: Pat Goff]
Gamblinman Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2619
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Carbon is that motors enemy. A good power tune treatment twice a year will keep it fresh.


+1.

Replace all fuel lines and primer bulb.

Have injectors cleaned and flowed. Also the VST.

Check bleed lines.

Best 3.0 motor Mercury built.
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#12357062 - 07/25/17 08:11 AM Re: Mercury 250 Pro XB [Re: Ranger522]
Josh@SCP Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/27/07
Posts: 401
Loc: Winnsboro TX
On that motor the best thing you can do for it is prop it to let it turn alot of rpm. Shes a thirsty ole girl but they will build some power.
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