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Old 10 June 2014, 17:19   #11
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Hi, is your mechanic Verado certified? There is a known problem with the shift crank on the 6 cylinder engines that can cause false neutrals. I don't know if the 4 cylinder was effected. This was a recall about three years ago. Have your engines been done.? Also check out the Verado Club

http://www.veradoclub.com/smf/

For any engine issues. A mine of useful information.
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Old 11 June 2014, 04:59   #12
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Hi Oscarguitar, thanks for the link I will take a look and "favourite" it

I don't know if my mechanic is "Verado certified" but I think so, they are authorised dealer and service centre, I also know they have been on the phone a few times to Mercury UK to discuss the optimal set-up (e.g. about the height and props).

The engines definitely used to be serviced by a Verado expert in Southampton by the previous owner, his last service done May 2013, I spoke to that mechanic myself about getting the engine logs so I am quite confident this is true. That would certainly imply that something as significant as a recall would have been attended to.

I don't actually know how many cylinders I have (I had thought it was 6 but had my doubts when looking at the old manuals)

In any case it is a simple question to the people working on it now so thank you too for the tip and I will ask them
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Old 11 June 2014, 07:15   #13
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Not all mercury workshops have a Verado certified mechanic, so might be worth checking.

The recall was not that well known about so it may be worth asking to see if Mercury has a record of it being done on your engines plus any re-flashes of the ecu if your engines are Gen 1 models.

Both 4 and 6 cylinder 200hp were made originally, but the 6 cylinder was later dropped.

Hope you get sorted with the limiter issue.
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