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Old 23 January 2007, 10:14   #21
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Hey Stoo, here's one for you, a brand new 1999 150 hp Merc some dealer in Michigan has, not too far from you http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/4/4/86973444.htm
$6000 for a new buck fifty, not bad if you don't mind that it is a 99.
Thanks Pat... Unfortunately, I need an extra long shaft!

My musings about re-powering, are probably just that. As some have pointed out, I effectively have a brand new engine at this point... and will make a point of having the dealer re-torque the head before I pick it up in the spring!

If I blow his head up, I think I'll loosen the transom bolts and start paddling like hell! It would be difficult to justify a new engine on fuel economy alone... I can waste a lot of gas for the difference!
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Old 24 January 2007, 12:58   #22
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But, in 10 years, I have blown 2 heads in spite of regular maintenance
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Are you suggesting Yamaha doesn't give good head?

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Old 24 January 2007, 22:20   #23
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Are you suggesting Yamaha doesn't give good head?
Let's just say I've had better... and for less money too!
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Old 26 January 2007, 04:34   #24
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How do you blow a SAAB up in Ireland ? Prey tell.
Hi Biggles, "let me tell this to jou" (did you see film happyfeet, ya must go)

Pretty easy really, it was a great car for my family. I was diving (very fast, wont say as it could get summons and caution!!!!) when it just died.
Apparently an earth strap going from Gearbox to Engine got dissconnected and thus the Engine Management system and I include Air mass meter went.
(This was in 94/95 SAAB 9000i) It was more to do with the garage than the car I would imagine. ANyway, I tried to kick up a shindig but no one listened so I had to pay 1200 Irish to get fixed (only getting back what I had before).

I decided tokeep it for at least one more year to pay for itself. It worked great until one day I bcked it into trailer overhang which was not in my mirrrors. SHit happens, so new back window (you know the big ones coupe style. When the twots put it in the never used the seals and it filled with wter everyday and I couldnt find the fault...It had to go.
I never went back to that dealer ARCH Motors in Galway. They have since lost the SAab agency. I really liked that car till its untimely end.

and so it is...
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Old 26 January 2007, 11:14   #25
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Thanks Pat... Unfortunately, I need an extra long shaft!
I don't...... mine's a beezer, everyones really impressed.
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Old 26 January 2007, 13:24   #26
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Even though the engine is 10 years old, the powerhead was replaced last season, and only has about 20 hours on it. My reason for repowering is primarily for fuel economy/less environmental impact...

I had a brand new Mercedes E270 five cyl diesel which was as bad. I got rid of the usless piece of junk at 37,000 miles, having changed everything in it. Its my last merc for a while!!!!
That 270 was a bone of a thing. Why did you buy it? The 320 was the only Merc diesel worth a toss.
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Old 26 January 2007, 14:20   #27
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Hey Mollers!!!
The 270 when it did work was fine and dandy, had a good roar but gave me alotof trouble.
SOme of the trouble was engine based and some Engine management system based, in either event, it didnt work well.

Getting bored with Merc and you wouldnt believe the stories about the dealer.
If I was him I would retire and shag off, it would result in many more sales.

Now looking at Audi Q7, went to buy a hot one traded in yesterday but just beaten be an hour...
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