Air Filters on Mercs !!

Pulled the toon to service and set up for Ms. Dock to take to Lil Gasperilla Key for a week with her family side. Lubes good, greased all fittings. Got the ladder and was doing a visual with the cowling off before I resprayed it with Corrosion X. Did a double take at the air filter ! Pieces of foam missing from it !! Holy Sheet. Pulled it off and googled for answers. Sure as heck, it is a well known problem. Merc has since redesigned with coated mesh instead of foam. May be an issue with other outboards also. Check yours soon as you can !!! Riverhaven had the new style in stock. yes !
somewhere south of disorder and on earth... mostly .
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IBEW LU 433

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  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,538 Captain
    What size and year is your merc?
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • Fishin RodFishin Rod Posts: 2,620 Captain
    That's only on 4 strokes I believe. Am I wrong?
    "Be what you is"....... Isaiah Minter
  • DOCKSIDEDOCKSIDE Posts: 1,797 Captain
    2013 115 hp, but issues are with 90 and up. Could be 4 strokes only, but look at yours to be safe.
    somewhere south of disorder and on earth... mostly .
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    IBEW LU 433
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