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Old 03-03-2008, 12:23 PM
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does anyone on this board have some real hours on the 710, like 100 hours or more. Im trying to figure out how the motors will last 500 hours if someone does not have anywhere close to that, and better yet stating that the 700 Merc..who has a track record, will only get about 2-300 hour life span..Thanks Jeff

Jeff, I am only stating what was told to me at the Miami Boat show at the mercury booth. When I asked them about rebuilds, they said, and I quote "I would recommend at minimum a top end overhaul at 200 to 250 hours" . I was being generous with 300 hrs.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:10 PM
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Jeff, I am only stating what was told to me at the Miami Boat show at the mercury booth. When I asked them about rebuilds, they said, and I quote "I would recommend at minimum a top end overhaul at 200 to 250 hours" . I was being generous with 300 hrs.

This is pretty close to what I've been told....
If the Ilmor truely does hold up, even better!
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:28 AM
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Guys Ive been told a little different on the Merc 700's...As to the Ilmors, I personally like them other than what I know on the vapor lock issue's. Service centers are also an issue until they grow. The other is the drive issue. To be competetive against the market as the Mercury's Monopoly..you must have a proven drive marketed with a proven motor package. Until then I see they are no better than a custom guy selling motors, not at all a bad thing, just unfortunately not as good for resale. Jeff
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Jass I know you do alot of research and stay well informed, have you looked into this new drive at all? Also what would the rebuild cost's be compared to the Merc? Has anybody said anything about that?
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Jass I know you do alot of research and stay well informed, have you looked into this new drive at all? Also what would the rebuild cost's be compared to the Merc? Has anybody said anything about that?

I have no info on the drive's, but know of a good surface drive that would work real well
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My understanding is that Ilmor hasn't received engine #1 back yet for a rebuild (or any of the early sale engines for that matter). Still going strong @ 450hrs!!
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My understanding is that Ilmor hasn't received engine #1 back yet for a rebuild (or any of the early sale engines for that matter). Still going strong @ 450hrs!!

Twins with 450hrs? That's pretty good. That's better then I figured they'd go.
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My understanding is that Ilmor hasn't received engine #1 back yet for a rebuild (or any of the early sale engines for that matter). Still going strong @ 450hrs!!
There is video of this boat somewhere. I think 1 and 2 are in a white Skater.
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Be on the look out for a pkg! Shipped today to your attention!
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Bada$$!!! I'll pay you back someday, promise. Thanks man
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