Re: OT--MERCURY MARINE OUTBOARDS
I don't know how you would get an extended warranty, but I would do it if it is cheap enough. Ask the shop if they will warranty their new block. Bummer about the rod throw, it sounds like the cold sieze was what caused it. I would be really careful about how I warmed it up from now on.
1955 Willys CJ5 Buick 225 V6 160HP 270ft-lbs, T90 trans, Warn OD, PTO winch, Spicer 18 T Case, RS9000's, Dana 25F/ 44R,
5.38:1 gears, 11" brakes, Bestop Supertop, Hurculiner