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Old 07-19-2007, 04:28 PM
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I am looking at a boat with a 2005 Merc 225 XS with 156 hours. It has a warranty until 4/2008. How good are these motors? Do they have any reoccuring or common problems? How many hours should i expect out of this motor. And finally how are these on gas? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:47 PM
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Got twin 225XS's. Have 400 hours on them with zero issues. Just gas and oil and go.
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:45 PM
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How does it compare to the other merc outboards gas wise?
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IF YOUR WORRIED ABOUT GAS THEN DONT BUY A BOAT.
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I'm not worried about buying gas smart azz, but from what i remember one of the three 225xs, 250xs, 300xs, is a gas hog. I just can't remember which one.
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All the XS motors are great on gas. A 250 XS burns about 23 GPH at WOT, 300 XS about 25 GPH. I would expect about the same from a 225 XS. A 300 X on the other hand will burn close to 50 GPH.
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