How to Assess Engine

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bluecollar
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How to Assess Engine

Postby bluecollar » Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:10 pm

I am looking at 2008 21 Outrage with 200 HP Mercury, it is said to be a clean boat in good condition.

Should I have mechanic look at engine?

I could probably do a compression test on my own and drain lower end and run on muff.

Kindly advise how to evaluate outboard.

Thank you for any assistance

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Re: How to Assess Engine

Postby Jefecinco » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:04 am

If the 200 HP engine is a Verado I would have it checked by a Certified Verado Technician at a Mercury dealer. The engine have been very reliable but a certified tech can print out the engine history which may have some valuable information.
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Re: How to Assess Engine

Postby jimh » Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:54 am