Don't buy one!
At 20 hrs the fuel supply module has gone out in my 2019 115 pro xs. Mercury doesn't keep parts in stock. 3 weeks before part will be available during prime fishing season and now no boat... if you're looking for an expensive paper weight that will put your boat in the shop more hours than in the water then I guess mercury is the way to go.
Purchased in September 2019.
Best motor I've ever had no issues at all love it!
Bought my New Tracker Boat in early 2014.And I go fishing twice a month at least. I have had no issues at all. Great motor very quiet.Good job Mercury. I was raised on mercury outboard would not even consider another brand. I am always getting compliments on how quiet my motor is.
Stay far away...buy anything else
Brand new motor... 30 hours, fuel pump failure. Got it back from service, then 50 hours alternator failure ( that took a battery down with it ). High vibration at idle rpm, unless you put on an improved prop hub. Worst motor I've ever owned, and it still hasn't seen even 70 hours.
Stay away, unless you enjoy hanging around a shop waiting for parts!
Piece of junk
I've had nothing but problems, I have a boat repair business and after working on mercury and other outboards, Please dont buy merc there soul objective is to keep you in the shop.
and replacing parts when these things cant make it 5 hours with out something going wrong there's a problem. Go yamaha suzuki.
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Mercury/Quicksilver Steering Helm. Steer clear.
I purchased a new Mercury 115hp in late 2014 complete with Quicksilver Hydraulic Steering. The motor is great and hasn’t missed a beat. The motor is now out of warranty and my steering helm has been leaking for about 12 months.
The leak is coming from the rear of the unit and after talking to three independent dealers all agree the the only what it could be leaking from the rear is if it was over tightened upon installation. It is not a serviceable part and is not checked during regular services.
I wrote a letter to Mercury that was sent t...
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No complaints, love the new technology
Bought this brand new with my 2017 FH180 SH. Runs quiet, and smooth...can't even tell it's running at idle. So far no issues, and motor has met all my expectations. Other than running fresh water through the motor after a day out at sea....annual winterization and oil service has been done by the dealer.
Mercury Out boards
I have been a marine service technician for 24 years. Certified Mercury. Having read lots of reviews, I would like to offer my perspective. Most all the negative reviews I have read seem to have one thing in common. That is they should have been addressed at the dealership level, before the product was released to the customer. Mercury Marine, brags about JD Power and Associate awards, as well they should but these products can be not worthy of these awards when they arrive at the dealership level. So much has to be done at the dealer...to deem them worthy. The package has to be rigged right, propped properly, and above all lake tested by a qualified service tech. All these things take time. Most dealerships don't want to spend the effort because they just want to sell boats in volume and get it gone. It is hard to justify sending a qualified service tech to the lake for 2 to 3 hours when he can be at the shop turning wrenches at $100.00 plus dollars per hour. Outboard motors are complicated pieces of machinery. Sometimes things just break. If the manufactures would allow more reasonable flat rate times for rigging, testing and warranty repairs it would encourage the dealerships to spend more time to ensure that the product is right before it is delivered to the customer. If the boat manufacturers and the engine manufacturers collaborated on the flat rate times and made them more realistic to real-world situations it would allow the dealers to take more time put out quality products.
Happy with mine after 433hrs so far!
I have had mine since new. I fitted it myself and I started servicing it after warranty ran out in 07. I have just put it on the electric dyno meter at the local mechanics for $50 and he showed me on screen its done 433hrs in 9years of use and all is perfect. Now there are people that don't know much that will say bad about certain brand motors, this is true, but I can tell you that lemons always fall in amongst apples! I have had a few different brand motors over the years and in my experience anything electrical or mechanical has it's drama at some stage! PS, I always hear..." I have never had a problem with my motor in 5 years ECEPT only needed to change my electronic sensor for this or that"!!!!! Get it people!
2008 Mercury Motor 115 HP EFI Four Stroke
Not a fan of Mercury motors. We have this motor on a pontoon and every year there is something that goes wrong with this motor! Stay away from Mercury motors. Next motor for me is Yamaha!
Good luck everyone with a Mercury! Don't buy! Not happy with this motor. Not Happy!
Motor has blown up!
Purchased the Mercury 115HP 4 stroke outboard 5 years ago but it had only done 129 hours when it literally blew up. It is currently being examined to assess the extent of the damage but first indications are that it is beyond repair. I am waiting for a report together with photos which I will send to Mercury Marine to see if they are prepared to replace the motor - with a suitable 2nd hand one.
The 75 - 90 and 115 in the Mercury EFI four strokes are pretty much the same engine according to the Local dealer where I live. I have researched at great length, reviewed part numbers and specs ect, and the 75 and 90 appear to have different fuel maps written into the ECM, and not much else. The heads and valves - as well as fuel maps are different for the 115 but once again they are basically the same engine. The price differs quite a bit though when new so I cannot help wondering why ?? when they are all pretty close on identical motors.
Questions & Answers
I have a 2016 mercury 115 four stroke. In 12 hours on a new oil changed the oil level raised 1/4 inch on the dipstick. The temperature runs 130 to 135 @ 5800 rpm. An oil sample revealed 7.5% fuel in the oil. What can be done? Is this a common problem with mercury engines?
I have a 2 stroke 2004 250 EFI, there is a restriction causes the hand ball to go flat.My air way is clear. What else could be causing this and do i need a hand ball for this engine?
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