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Old 23 November 2013, 05:15   #1
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Mercury 150 EFI four stroke

Mercury 150 EFI 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, 3.0 L


I would like to have your experience about this engine.

Durability, consumption, availability of parts, service costs comparable to other brands...

Do you think is this engine better than Yamaha F150, Suzuki DF150?

Thanks.
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Old 23 November 2013, 05:21   #2
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I do not know where you live in Croatia.
As for as I know from my previous holidays in Croatia, i would choose for an engine that has a decent and vertified agent IN YOUR NEIGBOURHOOD.

I guess all the engines you are mentioning are spot on and will do what you expect them to do (although some things can happen any time). Hence my reasoning: choose according the closeness of certified dealer.

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Old 23 November 2013, 15:21   #3
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I would have to say from experience of working with these engines that the new merc f150 is lighter, has more torque and is more efficient but it is each to their own choice with outboards. I would recommend the mercury.
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Old 24 November 2013, 05:46   #4
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looks like there is time to buy one of this mercury...after so many Yamaha's and Suzuki's...

Consumable parts and service is not an issue, problem could be if I need lower unit, shaft or something like that. Why!? I have rental boat fleet and sometimes customers doing some unbelievable damages...

As I researched , this mercury is durable engine and easy for maintenance and unil now I didn't jet heard that somebody had an issue with this engine.

Only thing I'm concerned is cooling system, scale inside the system. In dis segment suzuki is not so good, after 400-500 hrs you have to clean engine or you risking major damages, Yamaha is here better....

I have one new suzuki 140 lean burn and I can tell I'm not satisfied, sometimes after rough driving and stopping to idle the engine switches off by itself, i believe O2 sensor is problem , same i heard for 115.
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Sweet as a nut.

We've done about 100hrs now and it's a very tidy lump.

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Old 26 November 2013, 05:32   #6
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I would have to say from experience of working with these engines that the new merc f150 is lighter, has more torque and is more efficient but it is each to their own choice with outboards. I would recommend the mercury.
er its made by the same company, same weight, same gear ratio, same power, same revs etc so buy which ever is cheapest.
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I'm pretty sure they sell Selva in your country too, which are rebadged Yamahas.
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er its made by the same company, same weight, same gear ratio, same power, same revs etc so buy which ever is cheapest.
So, are you saying that the Merc is made by Yamaha?

It's not the same engine though, is it?
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Nope.. completely different!
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Mercury 150 EFI 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, 3.0 L

Do you think is this engine better than Yamaha F150, Suzuki DF150?

Thanks.
I'm guessing he missed this bit?
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