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    Default 2004 bf225 engine problems

    Hi everyone I guess I am looking for an opinion as to whether to rebuild or get new powerhead. It has been using oil for a while now but recently it started to run rough. Went to change out the plugs and discovered that 4 plugs were black and that the #6 plug also had rust on bottom. after starting it up, it still ran rough, disconnected the coil packs one at a time and found that only 2 made a difference. Not sure if I should rebuild it or replace it.

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    Default Re: 2004 bf225 engine problems

    Being 2004 it's probably not cost effective to throw much money at it unless it's had fresh water use all it's life.

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    Default Re: 2004 bf225 engine problems

    Agree with Ian.

    If you have an eBay seller's account and/or access to Craig's List, you could part it out and sell the individual parts to recover a significant portion of the cost of a new engine. For example, the engine cover alone, if in good shape, should fetch $700 - $800. Same for the upper cowling pieces. The tilt/trim mechanism and a decent lower unit are also worth a lot.
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    Default Re: 2004 bf225 engine problems

    thanks for the reply. I am guessing by your answers a new power head would be a bad idea.

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    Default Re: 2004 bf225 engine problems

    Well, if you have a lot of time and the talent to do a rebuild, that's certainly an option, if you want to give up a month or two without the use of the boat. But you also need to consider the other systems that likely have high wear - the entire fuel system, the tilt/trim system, the lower unit, etc. There are likely problems lurking in those systems, too.
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