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Old 07-09-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Just acquired a 97 2100SR.

The block is cracked and the engine is seized. Wondering what are the replacement options for it? And what is a reliable source for new/rebuild Mercruiser engines? Very new to all of this....
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:31 AM   #2
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My 96 2100SR that I bought a liitle over 2 years ago had a new First Mate rebuilt engine in it. The install of it was not great but the engine itself seems to run pretty good. Have had no issues for the time I have had it. There is also Jasper, Michigan Motorz and many others. I have heard good things about Michigan Motorz. Jasper used to be pretty good but I have heard they are not what they once were. No experience with recent stuff from them so not really sure.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:34 AM   #3
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I'd check to see whats cracked if anything.

It could be just a leaky manifold or head gasket the cause the hydro lock.

I'd pull the spark plugs and squirt WD-40 into the cylinders , and let then soak for a few days, then try to crank it over with a long breaker bar.

If you want to look at it more, pull the valve covers off, manifolds, or heads and look for rusty parts.

I don't think your going to make it any worst.... and you might get lucky.
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I bought mine a few months ago with blown cylinder on the Port Engine. I replaced it with a Gen+ (Bravo) unit.

http://www.mercurymarine.com/repower...ver-gen-crate/

Other than a couple of issues with the carb not being set correctly, it's a great new engine for the money.
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I'd check to see whats cracked if anything.

It could be just a leaky manifold or head gasket the cause the hydro lock.

I'd pull the spark plugs and squirt WD-40 into the cylinders , and let then soak for a few days, then try to crank it over with a long breaker bar.

If you want to look at it more, pull the valve covers off, manifolds, or heads and look for rusty parts.

I don't think your going to make it any worst.... and you might get lucky.
The crack is at the base of the block. Unfortunately the engine has been sitting for a few years like this. Would soaking it really do anything at this point?
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If you are absolutely sure the block is cracked then it is done. Nothing you can do to save it.

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If you are absolutely sure the block is cracked then it is done. Nothing you can do to save it.

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Well sh*t.

So are they some good online places to shop for rebuild Mercruiser engines?
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Lots and Lots of places to shop for rebuilt Merc Engines.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Mercruiser+Engines+Rebuilt
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LOL, sorry I couldn't resist. Honestly, there are too many to list. Do searches on REMANNED, Rebuilt, etc.
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Check with Jasper Engines, very reputable and will stand behind their product. A national brand, I have one of thiers in my boat from the P.O.
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