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Old 09-18-2007, 07:42 AM
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how turn key are the new 700s, how many hours till rebuild time
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My Dad has a pair of 700's in a 38 Fountain. They have been turn key for 50 hours or so. The motors are also extremely fuel efficient for 700 HP motors. They idle well, start regardless of temp, cant really say anything bad about them.
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I was told 325-400 hours, depending on maintenance.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:39 AM
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The new Merc 700's run great! I was told in the 350-400 hour range too.

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Merc Racing told me last week that the maintance schedule on the 700 is the same as that on the 525EFI. The drive schedule is a little better. For some reason i find that hard to believe given it is a blower motor, but technology has come a long way.
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40 problem free hours so far. Run strong, the midrange is great. The maintainence schedual is as everyone else has already stated.
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You cannot tell they are blower motors around the docks. You would love them.
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40 problem free hours so far. Run strong, the midrange is great. The maintainence schedual is as everyone else has already stated.
How fast is that 36 NT w/ 700's?
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As for the blowers, they really don't run any boost until you're over 3500 rpm. They do idle very smooth and as stated the mid-range is very strong. Beyond the maintenance there is really no comparison to the 525's.
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thanks for all the info
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