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08-05-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

This might sound stupid but have you turned the...

This might sound stupid but have you turned the engine over by hand to see if that tube moves side to side?
08-03-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Those engines are totally worth rebuilding, the...

Those engines are totally worth rebuilding, the stock heads can be rebuilt etc. When you're at it have the injectors rebuilt and I'd replace some of the sensors on the engine. Clean out the heat...
Forum: Electronics
07-14-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Just for clarification (speaking from my 2004...

Just for clarification (speaking from my 2004 496HO), there is the small flat connector you speak of up in the front of the engine near the remote oil filter. This is where I plug in the tech mate...
07-13-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

My neighbor has been helping me with his Kubota,...

My neighbor has been helping me with his Kubota, but I'd like to rig up a gantry crane so I can be self reliant.
...
07-12-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I've been wanting to buy the Harbor Freight...

I've been wanting to buy the Harbor Freight gantry crane for $800, and then replace the upper beam with a longer one so it can straddle a boat.
Forum: General Q & A
07-05-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I think mine is in that ballpark on the hose,...

I think mine is in that ballpark on the hose, like around 150. (I actually run it in a large tub for the outdrive) You can put your hand on the inlet and outlet oil fittings on the oil cooler and...
06-30-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,954
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

My drive builder ordered me a set of the helical...

My drive builder ordered me a set of the helical X/XZ gears last November. The target delivery date from Merc is this coming October, but that isn't a for sure thing. I was told the straight XR...
Forum: General Q & A
06-20-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

The shortened barrel works good on Nordic Heat. ...

The shortened barrel works good on Nordic Heat. This 28' boat with a single engine is heavy in the nose (especially the open bow model) and has trouble carrying the nose at speed. It doesn't have a...
Forum: General Q & A
06-13-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Sounds like you are making this work for other...

Sounds like you are making this work for other merc products that use the 555 too. That would be great. There's a need for this in the marketplace. And there are definitely guys that are savvy...
Forum: General Q & A
06-01-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Thanks guys for the assistance. I've increased...

Thanks guys for the assistance. I've increased my oil cooler size and went with -10AN hoses and have good oil pressure like you mentioned you experienced.
Forum: General Q & A
05-26-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,291
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I have my "A" XR drive at Mr Gadgets as we speak...

I have my "A" XR drive at Mr Gadgets as we speak for a rebuild. He sure is great to work with.

I also bring my spare "B" drive with me when I take longer trips. It's just an X model but would save...
Forum: Swap Shop
05-04-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

There's a 496HO group on Facebook. I think there...

There's a 496HO group on Facebook. I think there were a matched pair for sale on there within the past week FYI.
Forum: Wanted
04-04-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I feel your pain! I'm looking for a new X/XZ...

I feel your pain! I'm looking for a new X/XZ upper gearset also. Ship date got bumped to October I'm told, we ordered the gearset last November! My XZ drive is torn apart in the shop. I'm running...
04-04-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I got fed up with the flimsy poles etc so I made...

I got fed up with the flimsy poles etc so I made my own and I love it. I got a plastic Christmas tree stand and put a piece of PVC pipe in it, I think about 5" dia or so. Cut to the correct length...
03-24-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

The pistons are hypereutectic, not forged. ...

The pistons are hypereutectic, not forged. There's an urban myth that the HO motors had forged pistons, that is not true. The rods are "powdered metal", with an odd size 1.062" piston pin. Many...
03-18-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

The 496HO platform is a very reliable, long hour...

The 496HO platform is a very reliable, long hour running engine in general. There are some weaknesses we've seen over time, however not common. These are piston failures, sometimes rods. The stock...
01-07-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 35,000
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Legend website says July 23rd, 2022!

Legend website says July 23rd, 2022!
12-15-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,885
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'm installing a larger oil cooler, and my bravo...

I'm installing a larger oil cooler, and my bravo drive is over getting rebuilt by Dick Tryce (everything was worn out).
Forum: General Q & A
11-24-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,020
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'd go black. Won't show all the dirt etc that...

I'd go black. Won't show all the dirt etc that collects in there. Match your intercoolers.
Forum: General Q & A
11-23-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,885
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

ICDEDPPL, So sorry to see your carnage here. ...

ICDEDPPL, So sorry to see your carnage here. That hurts to see.

Curious, what oil are you running in those monsters?

Not at all implying oil had anything to do with the failure, just curious....
11-17-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,046
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

There's a few well known Bravo rebuilders that...

There's a few well known Bravo rebuilders that recommend running a couple quarts of Amsoil (or similar) with a quart of Lucas oil stabilizer. I'm sure others can chime in on the exact details of...
Forum: General Q & A
10-27-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

I'd do what Sydwayz said. These engines when...

I'd do what Sydwayz said. These engines when taken care of can go well above 1200hrs.
Forum: Fountain
09-20-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Here are the bearings out of my '04 496HO at...

Here are the bearings out of my '04 496HO at 400hrs. They looked new. The cylinder walls had perfect cross hatch still. Engine could have gone well over 1000hrs I think.
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08-06-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 35,000
Posted By 87MirageIntruder

Thanks for posting the pics! I wasn't able to...

Thanks for posting the pics! I wasn't able to make it this time, but next year will be there.
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