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hlebowi2 posted 03-10-2003 08:21 AM ET (US)   Profile for hlebowi2   Send Email to hlebowi2  
Can anyone tell me if there are any differences between a 2000 and 2003 Mercury 90 HP ELPTO motor?
Thanks, Howard
Bigshot posted 03-10-2003 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
One is 3 years newer ;)
hlebowi2 posted 03-10-2003 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for hlebowi2  Send Email to hlebowi2     
Thanks Bigshot.
That's what I thought.
Am buying the 2000 with 25 hours freshwater use and 90 days left on Mercury warranty for $4200 w/ prop. Have been told of Ed's new for about $5300 w/ shipping and prop, but figure it is not worth $1100 to say I have a 2003. What do you think?
acassidy posted 03-10-2003 11:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for acassidy  Send Email to acassidy     
Howard, if it was me I would probably go with the 2003. And the reason is for the warranty. I think it is a two years, but there is a promotion now for longer warranty. It seems that if the motor is going to go out, it will in the 1-2 years. After that you are good. 90 days is not very long. 3 years is a long time for a motor to situp and not being run. Just my opinion. Archie
Bigshot posted 03-10-2003 01:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You are running 2 threads so I do not want to repeat my answer.
John O posted 03-10-2003 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
I believe mercury is not offering the deal of 3 year warranties on Classic 2 strokes. I believe it is on 4 s,Optimax and EFI Series
hlebowi2 posted 03-10-2003 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for hlebowi2  Send Email to hlebowi2     
That is correct.
1 year on a new 2003 90 Classic.
Has anyone had any trouble with a fairly new 90 2 stroke?
My 18 year old 90 Mariner has given me no real trouble in 12 years.
newt posted 03-11-2003 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
I just put a 2003 merc on last summer. The only problem is that the lower unit oil was a littel milky when I changed it for winter storage, so I will need to get it looked at. Warranty is only 1 yr as stated above.
Jimm posted 03-11-2003 02:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
Check for an article on Eds Marine Super Store - appeared within the last 2/3 days.
hlebowi2 posted 03-12-2003 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for hlebowi2  Send Email to hlebowi2     
Thanks for the information on that forum Jimm about Ed's. It was very interesting. Certainly the postings from the local clientele in VA who bought from them were eye opening. Usually if something seems to good to be true..........

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