I agree with 496's
I have 38 Baja with 502's 350 hours one blown engine. I think the best choice is to repower with 496's.
Do most of you agree and where have been the best prices on a new 496.
Has anyone heard of a Mercruiser repair program where a dealer sells an engine with 10 hours or less and it comes with a 1 year warranty from Mercruiser.
I welcome your thoughts.
I agree with 496's
I would say it depends on whats wrong with the blown engine. You'll probably have 30k in a pair of 496HO's. Thats a lot of $$$$ for new 502 parts.
Merc does have a factory Certified Pre-owned Warranty Program by Mercury Product Protection, for Dealer resale; both sterndrives and egg beaters. 1 and 2 year coverages are available on qualifying power packages.
I may be able to get you a set of 525 for the same dollars or for a little more a set of cobra's with warrentee's. post your # i will call you.
I had a 38 with 502's and repowered with 496HO's and absolutley loved it. Have since sold the boat and gone to a 442 with 496's. Wish it had 525's
Thanks for your comments on repower.
Has anybody used the Mercruiser repair engine program. They come with 1 year and be extended for 2 more years for $960.00 each.
Also any idea what my remaining excellent running 502 with 350 hours worth I have no idea.
great choice the 496 is a great turn key mtr
Yup...talk to a reputable engine builder, I'd think you could get the 502s cranking for much less than new 496s.Originally Posted by Griff
I just went through TWO 454's for a third of what you will spend on new 496's, and ALL new stuff except blocks, and they probably make more power, and are as drivable, as the $30K deal....
Granted they are not 502's, but it was not $30K either...
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