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  1. #1
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    Blown Motor SUX! Gary and a 9 pound LMB ROX! Lol.

    For whatever reason I think it stuck the number one piston. When you stick a piston the rod just rips the piston apart and part of the block too. Part of the wrist pin is in the lower unit. It totally destroyed the block. No rebuild, been there and done that and it sux. A power head for a 200 merc is 5K so I figure that a 250 HPDI has to be between 7 and 8K. I have an extended warranty but some things arenít covered the same as they would be if it were under the original factory warranty. Just went through the same thing with trying to replace the mid section on it under the extended warranty. I am hoping for the best but I fully expect them to do their best to find a way out of it. If warranty doesnít cover it then I am not sure what I will do. I am not poor but I am not rich either, lol. It will take allot of time to save up and pay for a power head and labor. I wonít worry about something that hasnít happened yet so right now itís a wait and see deal. I will be turning it in tomorrow or Tue and should know something by the end of the week or early the following week.

    Thanks guys and I appreciate all the good mojo.
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    Wishin you luck, Jim.
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    Good luck Jim, hope all goes well (as well as it can with a blown motor).

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    You're always welcome to come fish with me j1m. Can't imagine, now that I have a boat, what it would be like to lose one for awhile.

    Just give me a holler and I'll come meet you wherever you'd like.

    I'm sure there are plenty of other folks here that would love to have you aboard.

    Gotta make sure that stick doesn't get rusty.
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    Hope everything works out withe motor/warranty.

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    so sorry to hear that Jim im am hoping with all my might it turns out ok bud

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    Best of luck. Keep those fingers crossed.

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    You may want to check craigslist for boats for richmond. there is a guy here in Ashland that does quality rebuilds and then sells the motors with a warranty. You may want to check it out. Let me know and I will see if I can find him on there.

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    Sorry to hear about the motor Jim. Hope things work out for you dude and it will be covered under the warrenty. Good luck bud!
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    The guy in Ashland is Steve at 804-357-6065.

    Is advertising a 2002 merc 225 optimax for $6800. Says has others. Does offer a warranty so I was told
    TommyV

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