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Old 03-06-2007, 04:58 PM
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Default Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

I am going to buying one of the above, and I wanted to hear any feedback people have on either motor. The motor I am buying will be a 2006 model I believe, possible a 2007 model. I especially would like to hear any feedback on the Suzuki F150. I have heard they are great motors, and I have also been told a horror story or two. Anybody own either of these motors??? Thanks!
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Both great motors. Pick the one that has the best service dealer close by. Pretty much equal in reliability, economy, noise and speed. If you do your own maintenance you probably won't see your dealer much anyway. Suzuki 140 and 175 owner.
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I especially would like to hear any feedback on the Suzuki F150. I have heard they are great motors, and I have also been told a horror story or two.
can you eloborate?
former 140 & current 175 owner, couldnt be happier
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Default Re: Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

if everyone is comparing there motors to the yammi f150 - there should be a message there
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if everyone is comparing there motors to the yammi f150 - there should be a message there
I don't see it as comparing. He is asking info from owners that own both. I don't see any message.
Should be their.
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Default RE: Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

Own a 150 Suzuki, great motor. Dealer I bought from sells both Suz and Yami's.Said he could not tell the difference in reliability.
I've been real happy about how little fuel the motor burns.
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Default RE: Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

My Suzie F 150 runs well. The Yam F150 runs well. My dealer said it was a toss up, as he sells both. In the end, dealer said Suzie 150 even more reliable than the Yam, IHO. Price was not an issue, although the Suzie has a timing chain, not a belt.

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A big difference for me is the second charging port built into the F150. You can run a second wire to a house battery and it will charge it after the starting battery is topped off. If you have twins, you can hook both motors secondary charging ports to the same house battery.

Suzi's may well have this feature now, the big block HPDI's and all big 4 strokes from Yammie have had it for years.
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Default Re: Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

I don't know guys but I see alot of yammies on here 2000 and newer with new powerheads. I have a yammie no problms yet other than some carb stuff
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Default Re: Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

Thank you all for your info. I am leaning towards the Suzuki, but I have a Yamaha dealer a mile or so down the road. The price difference is making me lean towards the Suzuki, but then again the ease of having a service dealer a mile away is nice with the Yahama.
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Probably a toss up, but there should be a significant price difference (around $1K) between them. I believe both can have 6 year warrantees now (3 manufacturer and 3 aftermarket), so that is a wash if they are including it in the pricing.

Overall, the Yamaha tested out a bit faster on the top end and a little quieter when Powerboat Reports tested them, but probably not enough to worry about unless you always race other boats on flat water. On the same comparison, the Honda came out better than both for mpg, especially for trolling. I could have gone for the Honda, but the lower price and good reputation of the Suzuki swung me in that direction and so far have not had any problems.
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Default Re: Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

Well, in my case, the boat package with the Yamaha F150 is $3,000 more than the boat package with a Suzuki DF150. So, what would you do if you were in that position. I still have not had anyone tell me a bad thing about either engine, which does not surprise me as to the Yamaha's, but I thought I may get a bad story about a Suzuki.
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If the packages are identical, the dealer with the Yamaha is overpriced. Buy the Suzuki package, $3K is a lot more than the difference in the engine pricing.
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Just go with the Suzuki. The Honda is way to heavy at that HP. Not a great ratio there. Otherwise ok. All Yahamas's are overpriced and overrated IMO. Most of those Yahama horrors focused on the HPDI anyway. The 4S is pretty solid. Somtimes the patented water leak system occasionally swallow a P/H.
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Default RE: Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

Depending on the hull the motor is going on, you might consider the Suz 175. The 175 weighs about the same as the Yam 150. We have a Contende 23T at work with twin F150's on it with 1200 hrs this year. They have been great motors. I'd like to run a 23T with twin 175's. About the same weight and an extra 50 hp.
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Default RE: Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

jollymon, what kind of boat do you have with the Suzuki 150 on it? I am thinking of putting it on my 20ft. Albury Bros., but I want to make sure it has enough power. I am wondering if I should go for the 175. Any info. is appreciated. Thanks!
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Default Re: Suzuki F150 4 stroke vs. Yamaha DF 150 4 stroke

I re-powered my 20-ft mako with the Suzuki DF150. I can live with losing top end speed from my old 2-stroke Yamaha 200hp but DF150 has plenty of power in the hole shot and getting thru inlets. I went with Suzuki over Yam because of price and dealer around the courner. This thing has a huge displacement and hold almost 9qt of oil. I thought about the DF175 and maybe should have gotten it but.... Gages for Suzuki kinda suck.
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Probably a toss up, but there should be a significant price difference (around $1K) between them. I believe both can have 6 year warrantees now (3 manufacturer and 3 aftermarket), so that is a wash if they are including it in the pricing.

Overall, the Yamaha tested out a bit faster on the top end and a little quieter when Powerboat Reports tested them, but probably Ynot enough to worry about unless you always race other boats on flat water. On the same comparison, the Honda came out better than both for mpg, especially for trolling. I could have gone for the Honda, but the lower price and good reputation of the Suzuki swung me in that direction and so far have not had any problems.
The suzy 175 is listed at $10K at Ed's, so 25 hp is a significant difference from the yamaha at the same price for a F150, isn't it? Yamaha has been very food, but the suzies have been called bullet proof in general, for quite some time.
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