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Ranger Repower #13645108 07/26/20 05:26 PM
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Getting harder to find parts for the old Johnson Faststrike. Looking at the Mercury 175 XS Pro. What are your experiences here?


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Re: Ranger Repower [Re: megabucks461] #13687034 09/01/20 12:17 AM
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I'm in the same situation, 92 FS 150 and 481VS looking to either rebuild bottom to top for $5500 and 2 year warranty outboardrebuilders.com in toole tx or buy a new 4 stroke for $15K.

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I’m going to run my 1996 Fast Strike till it dies. I’ll decide on the choice of rebuilding then. So far parts have not been an issue but we will see what the future holds with no more Evinrude.

Re: Ranger Repower [Re: megabucks461] #13687066 09/01/20 12:50 AM
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I blew a piston rebuilding my carbs, not paying attention or knowing exactly what i was doing.
Haven't had any issues finding any part i need for mine.

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Just did new electrical system and carb rebuild on my uncles 1990 XP 150, had no problem getting parts

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Originally Posted by Denny Crane
I'm in the same situation, 92 FS 150 and 481VS looking to either rebuild bottom to top for $5500 and 2 year warranty outboardrebuilders.com in toole tx or buy a new 4 stroke for $15K.

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$5500 to rebuild a $2000 motor. Sounds like a bargain.

Re: Ranger Repower [Re: megabucks461] #13687703 09/01/20 04:39 PM
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Just replaced my starter drive and stator only to find out my fly wheel has a broken magnet and a couple of bad teeth on the fly wheel. New one is 1300. Going to run this one until it quits and hope it doesn't take out my stator.


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Re: Ranger Repower [Re: megabucks461] #13691786 09/05/20 01:23 PM
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If I end up scraping mine, I'll give you a great deal on any parts off mine.

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Originally Posted by Denny Crane
If I end up scraping mine, I'll give you a great deal on any parts off mine.


Nice offer. It running fine just hard to cold start. After the first start of the day it acts like nothing is wrong.


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