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Old 12-14-2019, 10:21 PM
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Default 496 vs 502

I recently bought a 38ft scarab. One of the 502s is missing. Any thoughts to look for another 502 or replace with two 496s?
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Old 12-15-2019, 05:11 AM
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Replace 502
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Old 12-15-2019, 05:12 AM
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Both are excellent motors. The closed cooling of the 496 is nice. If you plan to upgrade them go with 502 because they have forged internals.
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496 is now a white elephant. As is the Ilmor V-10.
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Drock78 View Post
Both are excellent motors. The closed cooling of the 496 is nice. If you plan to upgrade them go with 502 because they have forged internals.

This right here.

I like the MAG 496 for the closed cooling and close to hands off boating as you can get witget i/o boat.
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Originally Posted by thirdchildhood View Post
496 is now a white elephant. As is the Ilmor V-10.

why is that? Iíve heard a lot of good about the 496
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Buy two new 502s and ad closed cooling and your golden. Sorry, ad is on Facebook.
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Old 12-15-2019, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Alwhite00 View Post
why is that? Iíve heard a lot of good about the 496
496's are great motors if the plan is to leave them alone and boat. Zero wrong with them but if you plan to mod them it isnt the best platform is all.
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Originally Posted by Alwhite00 View Post
why is that? Iíve heard a lot of good about the 496
Nothing wrong with 496s,tons of boats out there with them and no issues,

He just does not like the 496s,he had a 496 in his boat and switched to a 525 and since then he dogs the 496s lol
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2 new 502's complete, 500hp at Reid's Automotive. 781/857-2500
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