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    Platinum Member Platinum Member bmanafort's Avatar
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    415hp 502 differences between 425 hp 496

    Any other big advantages or disadvantages between these two motors (besides the 10 horse)

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    Forum Regulator VIP Member Sydwayz's Avatar
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    Re: 415hp 502 differences between 425 hp 496

    Closed cooling on the 496HO.
    Integrated engine oil drain tube already installed on 496HO.
    Brass sea-water pump assembly on 496HO, (plastic on 502).
    SmartCraft guage/engine management capability on 496HO.
    Super sexy plastic engine cover on 496HO. (Replace it with a billet one.)
    Can pull couple extra couple ponies out of 496HO by removing condensation (restriction) plates out of exhaust manifolds.

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    Gold Member Gold Member Dave M's Avatar
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    Re: 415hp 502 differences between 425 hp 496

    496 pro's
    closed cooling
    smart craft capability

    502 pro's
    Forged internals
    potential for aftermarket modifications

    I think if you plan on staying stock, the 496 is better. If you want to tinker, 502's are better.

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