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    I'm interested in a 77 Mako w/ a 1999 Mercury Bluewater 200 fuel injected outboard. Here is my question. I have heard that there were many problems w/ Merc FI and Merc's in general. My question is, what year did they start producting FI? I believe the Optimax in 96 but I know Yamaha had to help them fix problems on that. What are the problems associated with it? Anyone have experience with the particular engine I'm lookin at? Any tips/advise would be great, thanks.

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    I also wanted to add that its a 99 leftover installed in 01 w/ approx 75 hours, also has warranty through 7/05, if that matters. Bottom line, is this a good motor?

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      I doubt there's ever been a better engine made. Turn key to start--turn off when finished

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        Originally posted by MakoMyDay


        I doubt there's ever been a better engine made. Turn key to start--turn off when finished



        i can do that!

        some people love mercs, some hate em, same with rudes and johns. i think its the same as chevy vs. ford.
        i was just concerned with the reliability of fuel injection, especially this particular model.

        how much should i be willing to pay to extend the warranty?

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          It's a good power plant and Merc has just about perfected the fuel injection system. They started building FI motors in the late 80s. []

          Ask for maintenance records and have it checked out. If the current owner can produce proof that he took care of it, and a mechanic gives it the thumbs up, go for it.
          Brian[br]St. Leonard, MD

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