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    Merc 225 2.5 promax question

    Hey Guys,

    I am new to this forum and thought I would ask your opinion on my situation. I currently have a 225 2.5 Merc Promax with a Torque Master lower unit (lower unit has less than 15 hours on it)
    When running the past weekend I blew my #4 Piston, my mechanic says I should find a motor that is easier to service i.e. find parts for... I know there is still some value in my motor but I am torn between sourcing another motor or just rebuilding mine.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated

    DB

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    225 Pro Max is no harder to work on than a 150,175 or 200 EFI. JMO. The problen may be the mechanic not the engine.

    Dave
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    RIP Stu
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    225PM is really just a very basic factory modified fishing motor... easy to work on and parts are easy to find...
    id look for a different mechanic....

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    I was wondering that... Anyone you guys would recommend in the Southeast region preferably in Georgia?

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    call mike clemons in augusta,hell take great care of you,tim,ps name of his bus, is outback outboards,

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    dbienfait, all great advice above!! The 225PM is a great and very reliable motors!!

    BTW, welcome to the site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmc6 View Post
    call mike clemons in augusta,hell take great care of you,tim,ps name of his bus, is outback outboards,
    Thats always. My choice!!!! Ok i use Guss to lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbluechevy454 View Post
    Thats always. My choice!!!! Ok i use Guss to lol
    clemons is closer for him!!!they dont know gus!!!!!!!!!!tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmc6 View Post
    clemons is closer for him!!!they dont know gus!!!!!!!!!!tim
    If they dont know guss he prolly want work on a hipr motor for them!!!!! Promax is a great motor imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbluechevy454 View Post
    If they dont know guss he prolly want work on a hipr motor for them!!!!! Promax is a great motor imo
    ha ha we dont need the general public diggin in my private stash!!!!!!!!!!!! lol tim

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    hahaha Thanks guys, I will give Mike a call. Im having a buddy pick up my rig from the current shop that its at because I am headed off to Bristol for the weekend. I'll give him a shout about mid week next week to see if I can drop it off. Again guys I appreciate the input, my current mechanic made me feel like I had a piece of **** pushing my boat.

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    we are located in key largo fl. shipping for your motor will cost you 300$ round trip. we do promax motors all the time, we are doing three of them right now that were shipped in. all powerheads rebuilt here get fully serviced and machined in house, then installed on a test boat to be run before shipping back to the costumer. we offer stock and performance rebuilds. great price, warrantee, and service. quick turn around. give a call to talk about prices and options.
    thanks chris carson, ccms 800 329 2725.

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    Thanks Chris, whats the avg price for the rebuild?

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    Good block and crank is around 3200$,600 $ more for stage one upgrade...
    all cylinders bored,new pistons/bearings,etc

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    Paul Nichols up in Chattanooga is very good as well.

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