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Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS #13229495 07/30/19 01:39 AM
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I was having some performance issues with the 2012 Merc. Pro XS. Poor hole shot and in general the motor was dogging. I just found out my air compressor went out. Only 200 hours on the motor and a $940 part went bad. In total repair job will be about $1,500. I presonally know two other friends that recently have had similar problems on low hour motors.

Is this a "known issue" with Pro XS motors that Mercury is just sweeping under the rug to save money? Who else has had seemingly early failure of the air compressor on a Pro XS motor?

Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13229674 07/30/19 04:47 AM
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It's a known issue and yes Mercury is proud of them. My 06 225 pro xs went out in after a year and a 1/2 . You're lucky it didn't put anything into your cylinders I've known guys that had to have a new powerhead.


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Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13229848 07/30/19 01:38 PM
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Seems they had a large batch of lesser quality made a few years back, supposedly the new ones are better.

Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13234223 08/03/19 02:55 PM
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$940 just for the part. BOAT-Break Out Another Thousand).

Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13234270 08/03/19 04:12 PM
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There's more than just replacing the compressor when one fails to repair per Mercury recommendations.

Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13235505 08/04/19 09:40 PM
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I know there more to do than just swapping out a part. Mechanic doing it said something about checking and cleaning out "fuel rails" and other stuff I don't really understand. As long as he does. lol

Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13235797 08/05/19 01:38 AM
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Go ahead and add another $2500 to the bill.

Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: grout-scout] #13236429 08/05/19 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by grout-scout
Go ahead and add another $2500 to the bill.


Ouch!

Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13236746 08/05/19 10:23 PM
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To clean fuel rails and possible get injectors clean you might be looking at 1000 are so Pm me and ill get you a good est


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Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13240060 08/08/19 12:08 PM
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All done. New air compressor, cleaned fuel rails and fuel injectors. Since it was in (and it was time), had new impeller installed, new spark plugs and lower unit oil change. Total $1,680.12.

Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13240092 08/08/19 12:33 PM
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Common issue. The later style compressors are a little better. Good design for fuel economy but... it happens.


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We can check it out for you next week


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Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: boatman025] #13241188 08/08/19 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by boatman025
We can check it out for you next week


This implies you think the guy that already did the work did not do it correctly and you want to check his work. Am I missing something?

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Lucky they didn’t find any bad injections, lots of $$$$.

Re: Air Compressor on a Merc. 250 Pro XS [Re: Allen Bass Fisher] #13241561 08/09/19 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Allen Bass Fisher
Originally Posted by boatman025
We can check it out for you next week


This implies you think the guy that already did the work did not do it correctly and you want to check his work. Am I missing something?

99% of the people on here answer without reading. He probably didn't read you already have it fixed

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