I have a 2006 Mercury 200 Optimax sport jet with 210 hours on it. I have been reading forums regarding the potential of catastrophic failure of the stock steel reeds. I was considering replacing mine with some type of non-metallic reeds. I have several questions:
1. What brand reeds should I choose? I want reeds that will be compatible with having to modify the rest of the engine systems.
2. How hard are they for a shade tree mechanic to install? (I have the Merc manual, but it is hardly a step by step guide).
3. Do gaskets need to be changed too?
4. Is there anything else I need to know?