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Old 01-13-2009, 06:26 PM
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If you decide to rebuild, Marty at Diamond Marine does excellent work.

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This weekend I ened up sticking the number 6 cyclinder (I think, lower right piston) on one of my 280's. I still don't know why, but I am looking into it. The sleeve is junk and so is the piston. The rest of the enigne looks good.

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1998 2.5 ROS 280's about 140 hours on them.

Starboard engine runs great (could use new rings and top pinned pistons), rebuilt lower 4 hours ago, 1.87 gear ratio.

Port engine needs rebuild (#6 cyclinder dead), rebuilt LH lower 4 hours ago, 1.87 gear ratio. There are no holes in the block and everything seems in place.

I am debating on what is the smartest thing to do from here. Within the next year I will be re-rigging the boat with new engines

Should I rebuild the engines and try to sell them as a set, sell them as is along with everything needed to rig a boat with 2.5's (fuel pumps, ect) or just part out the engines?

If these engines were in perfect condition (fresh rebuild), what is the going rate for a pair of 2.5 ROS's?

Sorry for some many questions but I have no idea what I should do.

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:32 PM
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I would Part them out, and get yourself a set of 3 liters, I dont regret it!!
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If you decide to rebuild, Marty at Diamond Marine does excellent work.

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Ditto!!! Marty and Joe do Excellent work, They are the GURU`S of 2.5`s.
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I would Part them out, and get yourself a set of 3 liters, I dont regret it!!
If I sell them it is lasy Mercury's I will own. I am building a set of Diesels.
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I Had The Same Engines On The Skater And Parted Them Out ,,Got More $$$Than I Would Have Sellin Complete
How far did you split down the engines?
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I Sold The Cowls 800.00 Each,,Power Heads With Fuel Pumps 5500.00 Each ,, Mid Sections With Trim Pumps 3000.00 Each,,Lower Units,,,2000.00 Each
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