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    chuckbeecher Platinum Member
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    Merc 454/450HP Good/Bad?

    The Mercury 454/450HP's that were produced in the mid '90s were not produced or around very long. Why? Was it a good motor with power or did it have alot of draw-backs. I had 502/465's and most people did not like them. I had no problems once we figured out that they reguired dry exhaust.
    Need to know pros&cons of 454/450 HP.

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    Toxic FORMULA Platinum Member mopower's Avatar
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    Re: Merc 454/450HP Good/Bad?

    I've always heard the 454/450 were the basis for the 502/500. Same basic engine only [SIZE=1]smaller[/SIZE]
    Overall good engine
    You can never have too much horsepower or money...It's just hard to have both.

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