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Old 06-26-2004, 08:28 AM
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Default 575SCI owners- info needed

Someone I know is looking at a boat with 575SCI's in it. Since neither of us know anyone with the motors how are they?

Turn key reliable?

Do they idle well (like a HP500 or 496HO)?

Do they load up like carb engines?

What is good about them?

What is bad about them?

Any blower issues/problems?

Do they eat drives (XR's)?

Do you have to rebuild them or freshen them?

Would you buy them again?

Any info good / bad is appreciated.
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Old 06-26-2004, 08:52 AM
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Default Re: 575SCI owners- info needed

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Someone I know is looking at a boat with 575SCI's in it. Since neither of us know anyone with the motors how are they?

Turn key reliable?

Do they idle well (like a HP500 or 496HO)?

Do they load up like carb engines?

What is good about them?

What is bad about them?

Any blower issues/problems?

Do they eat drives (XR's)?

Do you have to rebuild them or freshen them?

Would you buy them again?

Any info good / bad is appreciated.
Turn key reliable? Yes

Do they idle well (like a HP500 or 496HO)? Yes

Do they load up like carb engines? Mine never did

What is bad about them?

Any blower issues/problems?

Do they eat drives (XR's)? In the wrong hands, yes

Do you have to rebuild them or freshen them? yes but you do that with any motor at some point

Would you buy them again? Yes

Any info good / bad is appreciated - do a search for 575 this has been covered, most reciently on the 38 fountain thread
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Old 06-26-2004, 09:36 AM
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Someone I know is looking at a boat with 575SCI's in it. Since neither of us know anyone with the motors how are they?

Turn key reliable?

Do they idle well (like a HP500 or 496HO)?

Do they load up like carb engines?

What is good about them?

What is bad about them?

Any blower issues/problems?

Do they eat drives (XR's)?

Do you have to rebuild them or freshen them?

Would you buy them again?

Any info good / bad is appreciated.

Bill what Boat ?
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Good engine..
The question is really "how much better is the 575 than the 525?"
The cost difference usually does not warrant buying the 575.
Now, Definately go 575 if you happen to have a pair of Super Chillers lying in your garage...
I have hit the key on a lot of different boats....
I once jumped into a Fountain and hit the key without opening the hatch (I know, no no)
My nexk almost broke when I heard the sound of the 575s.... EXTREMELY healthy sounding.

Oh, and they sound real healthy too..

Now, What boat are you looking at Bill???
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Damn,
Bill and Baja Bob on here Sat AM...
I'm in the office.
Why aren't you guys getting your boating gear together and hitting the key?????????????
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