Does anyone have any recommendations on a good reliable Merc Mechinic who is certified by Merc in the NJ area? I live in Voorhees and have an 01 225 OPTI, it has been giving me some trouble and I had it at the Dealer several times ( I think he is rooking me and blowing smoke).
it all started when I was having some idling problems, I have the Smart Craft system also and originally it was connected to the controller. I could not get it to read my GPS NMEA data or display the speed from the PITOT.
After the Dealer I was told I needed a new remote, upgraded SC gauges and to go to the CAN harness system. This cost me about $600 so I was not happy. They told me the idling was due to the TPS not fully retracting and said mercury told them to offset it with washers (I called Merc and their record shows the Dealer asked if offsetting it would work so who's lying here?).
I still had problems but this time a whole lot more, the SC gauges had different software versions and still not all feaqtures worked, Alarms were continuously firing and when I had it in gear and adjusted the trim it would accelerate. I took it back and now it needed a new ECM, they told me I hooked up the fuel sender wrong and fried the ecm (BS) i hooked the fuel sender according to the Merc manual, they said the manual was wrong and I should not have grounded the fuel sender as it says in the manual.
Now I have a reman ECM with 166 hrs on it, my motor does not even have 20hrs on it, Merc says they are getting me another ecm. I also had to pay the dealer again for 3 hrs labor he said he was not reimbursed by Merc. Again I think this is BS.
I Do not trust this dealer, Does anyone have any advice here? Should I call the Dealer and Merc on this and get this resolved through the courts?