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Old 24 January 2014, 17:16   #1
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Mercury 150 4 Stroke Feedback - Merc 150 vs. Suzuki Df 175

I am trying to choose between the merc 150's and suzuki df175's. As the mercs are fairly new to market it's hard to find good first hand reports... I know the DF 175's well...

Is anyone running the merc 150 4 stroke?
Any mechanical issues?
How many hours do you have?
How is the fuel consumption?
Are the mercmonitors worth the cost?

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Old 24 January 2014, 18:45   #2
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There are two merc 150s on eBay with 2500 hours and still going strong......
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Old 24 January 2014, 19:01   #3
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They are legendarily brilliant engines!!

We are well happy with ours.

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Old 24 January 2014, 19:39   #4
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How many hows do you have on it?
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I would be happy with 2500 under the conditions we run them in. Thx!
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How many hows do you have on it?
We have around 200 hrs at the moment but its only a year old.

The engine has not caused us any downtime.

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Thanks Chris that's great!
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We are running twin merc 150s. After 230 hours no probs great on fuel.
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We are running twin merc 150s. After 230 hours no probs great on fuel.
fuel consumption is 55 litres an hour flat out on each engine. At cruise of 28 knots 20 litres an hour on each engine
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