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2000 Mercury 200 powerhead #12622338
02/11/18 10:04 PM
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I recently bought a R93VS knowing the motor was pretty much done with the intent to switch motors. I have a 96 Johnson 150 debating on swapping or just rebuilding / replacing the powerhead. Pulled a compression test today left side 60 30 0 right side 100 100 102. Iím not worried about being a speed demon on the lake. Just thinking having the 200 would be better on the fuel over time pushing the 19í8Ē boat. This is my first bass boat to own so any input is helpful.


2000 Ranger R93VS 200 efi

Canít catch em sitting at the house.
Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: AKirk85] #12622416
02/11/18 10:54 PM
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My two cents worth would be to rebuild the 200HP for that size boat. Nobody ever said I wish I had less horse power. Sell the 150 for money to rebuild the Merc.


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Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: AKirk85] #12622447
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Okay I guess the better question is replace or rebuild? I havenít seen too many positive stories for rebuilds

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2000 Ranger R93VS 200 efi

Canít catch em sitting at the house.
Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: AKirk85] #12622774
02/12/18 02:13 AM
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Iíd find a factory build in good shape and replace, unless you can do the rebuild and can do it well, and completely....

Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: AKirk85] #12623315
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Two strokes are becoming a thing of the past. Sell the omc and re-ring the mercury and sell it as is, take your funds and buy a new 4 stroke


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Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: AKirk85] #12623353
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Agree, sell the 150 and rebuild the Merc. Going to take more than re-ringing. Money for the 150 will go quite a ways on the Merc.Too many negatives with putting the 150 on that boat. Underpowered and having to change out controls and other accessories. What gives rebuilding a bad name is guys patching motors and not fixing the problem that caused the cylinder problem.


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Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: AKirk85] #12623831
02/12/18 06:32 PM
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The 150 would be a loaner from my dad but I am selling a side by side to cover the repairs. It would be nice to get enough for a 4 stroke but that wonít happen. Got baby number two coming today and a house to buy as well.


2000 Ranger R93VS 200 efi

Canít catch em sitting at the house.
Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: EastBay Boats] #12624024
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Originally Posted By: EastBay Boats
Two strokes are becoming a thing of the past. Sell the omc and re-ring the mercury and sell it as is, take your funds and buy a new 4 stroke


Buy a heavy slow 4-stroke for a bass boat... Sounds logical.

CARB 2 strokes are the past.. The DFI 2 strokes will do everything a 4 stroke will but faster..

Just my opinion.


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Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: AKirk85] #12631636
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Whatís a reasonable price for a powerhead replacement was quoted $5000 from a Mercury Dealer near me


2000 Ranger R93VS 200 efi

Canít catch em sitting at the house.
Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: AKirk85] #12632810
02/17/18 04:30 PM
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Try X-Treme marine in Grand Prairie... Ronnie can rebuild and breathe new life into that Merc... He rebuilt my 200 EFI several years and probably a couple hundred hours ago still running strong. He's very fair also...

Re: 2000 Mercury 200 powerhead [Re: AKirk85] #12643096
02/23/18 04:30 PM
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Went with Hometown Marine out of Center Tx. New powerhead and a complete check of the rest of the motor should have it back next week.


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Canít catch em sitting at the house.
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