Hi Art, yes I am going to change the oil pump too. In fact, that's why the boat was in the shop in the first place. An oil pump leak was identified at the last tune-up so I brought it in to get replaced. While that was being done, I figured it was a good time to check for the corrosion issues. I guess having my fingers crossed didn't help.
Ali, I saw your boat on Sunday. It's funny because my wife was with me and I said "See dear, it could be worse - look at that poor guy who is going to have to get it done on TWO engines!" I hope you don't have the problem too but you're right, better to find it now, before a catastrophic failure.
Not aware of it. Give SIM a call and see if they have a part kit for the f150 at a discount for the corrosion.Just learning about this problem. I own a 2004 F150. Does anyone know if it is affected by this problem?
Good info. I have not had that talk with Robby yet, but will about the pump.Hi Art, yes I am going to change the oil pump too. In fact, that's why the boat was in the shop in the first place. An oil pump leak was identified at the last tune-up so I brought it in to get replaced.
How are you going to do the inspection? Pull the head or look up the tube?Haha. Yeah. We knew going in that it may be an issue and we paid accordingly.
Hopefully we are good, but if we have to do it, it's in the budget.
Ok, cool....Thanks Art!I have not seen any articles about the 4cylinder engines. Removing the lower is easy, not sure about getting it back on If I had a f115 or f150 in the years 02-05, I would call Andy at SIM, and see if the problem exists. If the problem exists, then there's probably discounted parts.
Cool, glad that worked. I did see something on the f150's having issues with the harmonic balancer. The symptom was uncontrolled shaking and needs to checked before it goes bad as the shredded pieces fuck up the engine.Thanks for the reply aguachico. Phoned my local shop and the f150 does not appear to be stricken with this problem.
Any v6. 200, 225 or 250.it is only the 225, i surprised that the MERCURY 225 does not have the problem, same exact motor just with a mercury lower unit