Well, it’s been 1 month 3 weeks since I posted here with excitement with my new 193 with a 200 v6. Since then it’s been total problems. At 4.5 hours my smart gauge indicated a problem with starboard ignition. Further details indicated the coil failed.
The dealer ordered new coils, but Merc is unable to provide them. We are told these are back ordered. Interestingly, they are available through Amazon. Merc CS will not provide me any additional information and says it’s a matter between my dealer and their representative. I believe my dealer is trying to secure the coils, but Merc is the issue.
Firstly I’m disappointed the part failed at 4.5 hours, secondly that Merc does not adequately stock products, thirdly that they will not pull a part for a built motor while they continue to sell these new ones, and finally they will not extend my warranty period for the time spent waiting for their repair parts. I’m not impressed with MERC and could not recommend purchasing one based in their motors or their service.