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Old 08-07-2008, 07:11 PM
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I'm outfitting a boat w/a 625-Ilmor and may have run across an oppurtunity to get one that has between 20-30 hours. It's being sold back through Ilmor and they will have gone through it and will put a 1yr warranty on it (so I'm told so far). Currently Ilmor is putting a 2yr warranty on their new motors.

I can pick up the slightly used one for $6K less... is that worth the difference in not knowing where it's been (although Ilmor is supposed to go through it) as well as having a 1yr instead of a 2yr warranty.

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Get it all in writing.
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I hear ya... and will do. What is your opinion on plan a (used) or plan B (new)?
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I hear ya... and will do. What is your opinion on plan a (used) or plan B (new)?
I really can't call that one man.
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Thats a tough call. My variables (if i were buying) would be 1. Do I want an additional YEAR of warranty and 2. Options of choice on your engine package vs. what we have thats "used"
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your already spending $x, id say another year of warranty is well worth 6k
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Think of the value of 2 years of piece of mind.
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How many hours a year will you run? What is the hour life of new before rebuild? Maybe ask for 18 mo warranty on the used?
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offer them 6k less for the new one? they will say no at first..
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Good information fellas... I'm also leaning to the 'new'... for all the same reasons. I'll see what they come back with and go from there. I just hate to spend that much on an engine package and not know what the first fella did during the break-in period and so forth.

My hours a year aren't too great, usually about 25-ish due to the length of season where I live. So having 20-30 hours on a motor is like loosing a year for me... not sure that sits too well w/me.
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