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Old 05-12-2010, 01:58 PM
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Default Anybody converted a cat with 2.5s to 3.0s?

Looking to pull the trigger on the new motors tomorrow or the next day. I want to make sure I have everything I need. I don't think it matters, but the new engines will be 250 Sport XS (RH and LH).

If you even know anyone I can discuss the conversion with, I would appreciate it.

email: cameronmurray at bellsouth.net. (Replace the "at" with @.)

Thanks in advance,
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I repowered my 30 motion from 2.5 (280's) to 250xs's. What would you like to know? I love the new motors! The fuel economy is amazing! And you can't beat having a warranty!

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I repowered my 30 motion from 2.5 (280's) to 250xs's. What would you like to know? I love the new motors! The fuel economy is amazing! And you can't beat having a warranty!
Hey, sorry i dont remember your name but i met you a couple weeks ago at Ft Myer Beach. We were on the Contender.

Back to the original question, my friend repowered his 30 spectre from 225 promax's to 300xs. Its a pretty straight forward swap.
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Hey, sorry i dont remember your name but i met you a couple weeks ago at Ft Myer Beach. We were on the Contender.

Back to the original question, my friend repowered his 30 spectre from 225 promax's to 300xs. Its a pretty straight forward swap.
Yes, I remember you and you are correct that it is an easy swap. I would to recomend installing some type of smartcraft gauge. It is nice to monitor all the engine paramters.
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Hey, sorry i dont remember your name but i met you a couple weeks ago at Ft Myer Beach...


I think his name is in his sig...
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Hey, sorry i dont remember your name but i met you a couple weeks ago at Ft Myer Beach...


I think his name is in his sig...
i never claimed to be very bright
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Looking to pull the trigger on the new motors tomorrow or the next day. I want to make sure I have everything I need. I don't think it matters, but the new engines will be 250 Sport XS (RH and LH).

If you even know anyone I can discuss the conversion with, I would appreciate it.

email: cameronmurray at bellsouth.net. (Replace the "at" with @.)

Thanks in advance,
Cameron
Looks like Mercury won't sell a LH Sportmaster for the 250XS but the will sell a 300XS with one, WTF. They do list them as MTO (made to order) they also need to update the website......
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Thats what you need Cameron,warranty
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When I changed from 2.5`s to 300XS. I re rigged with New jackplates, added oil tanks, all necessary wiring and smartcraft cables SC5000 race view and 300xs wingplates.

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