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Hal Watkins posted 08-24-2007 10:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for Hal Watkins   Send Email to Hal Watkins  
I recently had my 2006 90-HP EFI Mercury serviced. I asked the service manager to provide me with engine stats...starts, RPM ranges/hours. etc. Anyway, they "forgot" to do it and hesitated to plug it back in when I picked it up.

Is the software available to do this download? Thanx, Hal of Waseca, MN

jimh posted 08-24-2007 11:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
You need more than the software. You need the proprietary (and expensive) Mercury digital diagnostic tool (DDT). From everything I have heard, Mercury motors cannot be connected to your lap top computer. You need their specialized hardware.
Chuck Tribolet posted 08-25-2007 07:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Can the engine hours be downloaded from a 2003 Merc 4-stroke?


Chuck

jimh posted 08-26-2007 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
In 2003 many of the engines being sold as a Mercury four-stroke were actually made by Yamaha, and the engine control module may not be compliant with the rest of the Mercury engines with the SmartCraft style of electronic control.
Moe posted 08-27-2007 06:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
The Mercahas were not SmartCraft compatible according to Merc websites at the time. That's probably why the Merc service department can't get the stats from the 90.


95Outrage17 posted 08-30-2007 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for 95Outrage17  Send Email to 95Outrage17     
I asked my dealer to tell me how many hours were on my '04 90 Mercaha one time. They told me no prob, and then they called me back saying that kind of info can not be provided by it's ECM. Kinda sucks, I'd really like to know how many hours are on it, must be around 500 by now...

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