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jeffrock

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jeffrock

We are theproud owners of a 1995 sunsetter with mercruiser throttle body injection well cared for and used in saltwater as the lakes here in California barely exist. our engine failed this week with under 400 hours need some advise on getting boat repowered at a reasonable price. Have seen good prices online for marine engines. thanks  Jeff

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Rednucleus

Not answering your question, but curious what was the cause of the failure? Hope you are up and running soon!

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williemon

Michigan motorz gets the nod for good if i have read right on this forum. Ebasic power not so good. Jasper...maybe. Im just going off of what i think i have read on this site. Do some searches on this site for those names and see what you get. 

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Kmfish87

I've also heard good things about Michigan motors. 

No first hand experience though.

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Roush611

Kind of off topic but do you live in SoCal? There are tons of lakes and the delta in NorCal...

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Shastasurf

Don't buy an s and j engine like my horrible mechanic did.

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Gary Pelletier

Got a brand new GM Vortec 5.7 base marine engine from Michigan Motorz last year to replaced my failed HammerHead in my 2002 Repsonse Barefooter.  All the bolt ons/accessories moved over nicely and I've had zero problems in close to 200 hrs of use. 

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minnmarker

I've bought parts from Michigan Motorz. Great customer service and all the parts were right. Will use in the future.

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LJ1

I did a Jasper 350 marine which showed on time and as advertised. Never had an issue before selling the boat.  The 5.7 GM marine from Michigan Motorz should be pretty straightforward and I have had positive experiences with them.  Figure out the issue before you spend any money on a new engine.  So you use it for about 20hrs a year in salt water with open cooling?

 

Gary P....  My 2002 Hammerhead was a 365hp, 5.7 with the same specs as the ZZ4  GM engine.  I  thought the fuel mapping and timing in the MEFI4 controller would have been off for the base 5.7L.  Must run nice if you have 200 hrs in a year.  :)

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Woodski

@jeffrock:  FYI - the camshaft for the marine engine is a specific grind / part number so just be aware during your engine search. 

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blk93jeepzj

marineenginedepot.com  

Bought mine from them for an 04 5 seasons ago.  No issues. 

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