View Poll Results: WHat's more durable?? 502's or 496's??
The 502's were more durable engines
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The 496's and 502's are about the same all around
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7.79%
The 496's especially the HO are better than 502's
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Old 12-31-2004, 01:32 PM
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Thought I would take a poll now that the 496 has been around for a while. Is it an equal replacement to the 502? Better? Not as good?
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Allan4 says they are both good.
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hydro is still a phuctard and a knob
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Yo.....

I thought it was spelled phuktard with a "k"...is that the "French" version with a "c"??

I thought you were French.. Dreamer

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Allan4 says they are both good.
But then again, what does a putz know??
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Talking Re: 502 or 496 HO>>??

Can anyone just answer the question?????????? Stop the phuc'in around...

I believe both are great after owning both.

502 stronger internals for supercharging and more suitable for upgrades.

496 smarter motor technology wise. Fewer upgrade options. Closed cooling and easy to winterize. More maintenance free.

I would say 496 has the edge if you leave it stock.
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Arrow Re: 502 or 496 HO>>??

From what I see so far it is confirming my feelings that the 496 is not as durable as the 502's. It is a nice piece of high tech equipment but not a true replacement for it's predecessor which has more in common with the 525's we see out there than with the 496's.

Reggie always maintained that the 502's were bullett proof. We chatted about the 502's a while back and they were his favoriite platform at the time. I will have to ask him where he is at with HO's in a 35'er. It's getting time to start thinking spring. Sold the old boat. Boatless is a bad feeling.

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Default Re: 502 or 496 HO>>??

I always thought the 502 was a great motor base, don't know why it was ever discontinued. 496 HO is a good motor now, they had issues with the first few runs, i know all this because I have had 2 others up until I got this newest one in June 04'
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