Need mercruiser mech

Discussion in 'Mechanic Recommendation Forum' started by Tclark18, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Tclark18

    Tclark18 New Member

    6
    Jul 29, 2020
    2001 Sea Ray Weekender 225
    5.0 Mercruiser Alpha 2 O/D
    I live on South Shore of Long Island. Western Suffolk, Amityville. Need a good merc 5.0 efi alpha mech...Reccomendations?
     
  2. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    What issues are you having?
    Maybe someone here can help.
     
  3. Tclark18

    Tclark18 New Member

    6
    Jul 29, 2020
    2001 Sea Ray Weekender 225
    5.0 Mercruiser Alpha 2 O/D
    I have posted and unfortunately I have had no responses. 2001 Weekender, 5.0 EFI. I just bought this season and have had a few issues already. 180 hrs now on engine, hull is pristine but so far I have changed cap, couldn't get rotor off and was afraid to break it. Shift cable boot replacement, which led to starter replacement. Now I am experiencing occasional rpm surge and drop by a few hundred when I am at or above 3000 rpm. So, I just need to find a trustworthy mech near me. I currently have done all the work so far myself.
     
  4. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    As far as the rotor, rust builds up on the distributor shaft and can seize the rotor to the shaft. You will probably have to break it to get it removed.

    Once that’s done, file/sand the distributor shaft until the new rotor slides on.

    Getting a good baseline of info would be a good start.
    New plugs, filters and wires if you don’t know the maintenance history.
    Fuel pressure test and a compression test are all good places for you (or the mechanic) to start.
     
  5. Tclark18

    Tclark18 New Member

    6
    Jul 29, 2020
    2001 Sea Ray Weekender 225
    5.0 Mercruiser Alpha 2 O/D
    That's my plan I believe. Thanks for the reply
     
  6. John Matura

    John Matura New Member

    9
    Jul 22, 2020
    2006 sea ray 280 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3l mpi mercruisers
    Hey all I was coming in yesterday and cruising at 3800 rpm doing about 29 knots when all of a sudden I lost speed and dropped down to 3000 rpm at wot could not get back on plane and oil pressure on was 50 psi on port and 25 on strbd (2006 280 Sundancer)
     
  7. Tclark18

    Tclark18 New Member

    6
    Jul 29, 2020
    2001 Sea Ray Weekender 225
    5.0 Mercruiser Alpha 2 O/D

    Just out of curiosity I see you are on LI..Suffolk?...You do your own maintenance?...I would like to do my own and looking for a good maintenance schedule to follow. I will be doing my risers and manifolds when I pull it in the fall.
     
  8. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Yes. Suffolk.
    I do all of my own maintenance and couldn’t afford the boat if I paid someone to do everything on it that I’ve done.

    Over the last 4 years .......Manifolds and risers, raw water pump, bellows and outdrive service, circulating pump, tune up, new upholstery, and DTS shift error repairs just to name a few.
    Seems like a lot of time for something that I put 50 hours/year but it’s all worth it in the end.
     
  9. Tclark18

    Tclark18 New Member

    6
    Jul 29, 2020
    2001 Sea Ray Weekender 225
    5.0 Mercruiser Alpha 2 O/D
    I agree. It is a lot of work but the enjoyment of knowing that you have a reliable boat is paramount. Do you know where I can find a "list" of recommended service and time intervals?. I have no worries about performing the maintenance, I am an aircraft mechanic so not too concerned about performing them. New to boating I guess you can say so I want to learn as much as I can......
     

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