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I have a 2012 36hp prodrive with around 650 hours on it. The only thing ever done to it is heads and a cam. It's getting time to refresh the engine but with 600+ hours I am wondering if I should look into replacing with a crate 40. If I get it rebuilt I'm looking into doing a stage 2 build but dont know what the longevity would be with those kind of hours. What do yall reccomend?


Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:29 am
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Post Re: Rebuild or Buy new
My thoughts are that's not enough hours to justify a rebuild as long as you've maintained it, changed oil, etc... I'd check the compression and do a leak down test and go from there. Might only need to lap the valves and that's it. Could be a very small cost compared to a new engine.

On the other hand, if you're just fishing for a reason to get a new 40 efi, it's a strong engine and runs good. It'll cost you around $4200 to get everything to swap it.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:02 am
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The heads on my current motor were done by a shop locally, more of a valve seat than anything. I haven't priced through a builder but would like new heads, exhaust,cm, and carb done. I'm thinking that would cost around 3.5k but may be wrong. I haven't been around a 40 personally yet so idk how much more a stage 2 would perform over the 40.


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Brokeknee wrote:
The heads on my current motor were done by a shop locally, more of a valve seat than anything. I haven't priced through a builder but would like new heads, exhaust,cm, and carb done. I'm thinking that would cost around 3.5k but may be wrong. I haven't been around a 40 personally yet so idk how much more a stage 2 would perform over the 40.

About the same with a 3 year warranty to boot.. I know a lot of folks who are going the 40 route for next repower.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:31 pm
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Yep, but I just happen to have a full kit coming up for sale, carb, heads, intake and cam done by SETX Performance that I'm about to pull off a Prodrive. The crank broke and the owner is getting a 40 to replace it. I'll be able to compare both by this weekend.

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Will wrote:
Yep, but I just happen to have a full kit coming up for sale, carb, heads, intake and cam done by SETX Performance that I'm about to pull off a Prodrive. The crank broke and the owner is getting a 40 to replace it. I'll be able to compare both by this weekend.


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The heads on my ebb and flow engine were finished by a shop locally, to a greater degree a valve situate than anything. I haven't estimated through a manufacturer yet might want new heads, exhaust,cm, and carb done. I'm believing that would cost around 3.5k however might not be right. I haven't been around a 40 by and by yet so idk the amount more a phase 2 would perform over the 40.


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Post Re: Rebuild or Buy new
Going through the same thought process now. I have an 11' with about 500hrs and Stage 2. It is a strong motor but I am about to start bringing my little boy and would like the peace of mind with reliability. Looking to directly swap the 40 and probably sell off the CDI motor.


Fri May 31, 2019 8:48 am
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500 hours is nothing....

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I can tell you this, my 40 with exhaust and prop work runs with any stage 3 in the area. I love it. Marcus is about to do his magic to it soon too

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Sell it,Go to GatorTail,Thank me later!!

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But I must say this, my hull is super light and just runs for some reason, so a level 3 on my boat may run faster than my 40. It could all be my skiff, I just don’t know. In any event, if you decide to get it modded, send it to one of the guys in here, I will be using Marcus this summer, but a lot of these guys are on point and will get you set up

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Fri May 31, 2019 8:37 pm
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Post Re: Rebuild or Buy new
Gator tails are nice but I need the full power reverse where I run.

I ended up buying a new 40 pro drive.
It runs 31mph empty and 30 with me, wife, and baby in the boat. I'm very pleased with it.


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Brokeknee wrote:
Gator tails are nice but I need the full power reverse where I run.

I ended up buying a new 40 pro drive.
It runs 31mph empty and 30 with me, wife, and baby in the boat. I'm very pleased with it.
What boat you running? I have a tank and the 40 did good stock.

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Will wrote:
Brokeknee wrote:
Gator tails are nice but I need the full power reverse where I run.

I ended up buying a new 40 pro drive.
It runs 31mph empty and 30 with me, wife, and baby in the boat. I'm very pleased with it.
What boat you running? I have a tank and the 40 did good stock.


I'm running a 17x48 prodrive hull.


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I wouldn’t rebuild with only 650 hours on it. Maybe after 1500.
An upgrade to the 40 EFI would see you gain a ton of power and speed compared to what you have now.

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