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Old 23 August 2010, 09:42   #1
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2003 mercury 4 stroke 90hp - anyone got one? opinions?

I'm thinking of getting one of these engines near me and have some questions as details are vague at best.

What weight is it?
Is it a dog, or is it ok?
Will it be efi or carb?
Is 3300 a good price? Sounds a bit pricey to me.

Any other info would be good.

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I'm thinking of getting one of these engines near me and have some questions as details are vague at best.

What weight is it?
Is it a dog, or is it ok?
Will it be efi or carb?
Is 3300 a good price? Sounds a bit pricey to me.

Any other info would be good.

Thanks, Tim
I think 2003 are efi and come in at around 190kg, I know nothing else...
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I have a feeling these are affected by the grommet problem, which is a powerhead off job to fix.

Best ask Outboardtech-he'll know for sure.
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I have a feeling these are affected by the grommet problem,
what's that nos?
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I think 2003 are efi and come in at around 190kg, I know nothing else...
Ok so they weigh as much as a small moon, thats not a good start.

Nos, please share more info about this grommet problem...
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stiff gear change rod under the power head,,its a nylon bush that seems to expand causing gear changes to be near impossible,no amount of oil will release it. there is or was a upgrade component to take its place, it could be a carb model (not 100% on that tho)for that year and weight in at approx 177kgs
I had a new mariner 90 four stroke in 2005 and that was a carb model.
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Apparently something to do with corrosion causing a restriction in the cooling water and so leading to overheat. Not sure why that was confined to PM but thanks for the heads up Nos and Jizm.

Matt, the problem you describe doesn't sound too clever either and the weight is crazy compared to a tohatsu 90.

Maybe I'll steer clear.
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Apparently something to do with corrosion causing a restriction in the cooling water and so leading to overheat. Not sure why that was confined to PM but thanks for the heads up Nos and Jizm.
Sorry, I forgot it wasn't Jizm who started the thread. I'm not sure if it affects that year or not, so didn't want to cast aspersions if it's not applicable.
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