RE: 1998 200HP Mercury EFI
I'm currently running a 95 200 EFI. Besides the normal maintenance stuff I would check out the steering arm. Mine looks awful, but is still functioning. I had to have the shifting rods unstuck last year. She would go into forward, but not reverse. Last, make sure you lubricate the starter a couple of times per year. For some reason a little bit of corrosion can get in there and the starter will spin but not fast enough to engage the fly wheel. A couple of shots per year of WD-40 or T-9 and mine has been fine. Besides that a good engine. Mine starts well even after winter storage every year.