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Old 07-31-2009, 09:26 PM
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Default whats the best 9.9 hp outboard engine ou there

what is the best 9.9 hp outboard engine out there for easy maintenance and long life
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:39 PM
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what is the best 9.9 hp outboard engine out there for easy maintenance and long life
I don't think there's a bad 9.9hp motor anywhere. (They are all good)

I bought my 9.9 four stroke from a guy in Minnesota. It's a Suzuki and he bought it in 2003. He use it a total of two times and then let it sit in his garage. He finally got sick of looking at it and put an ad on Craigslist about the time I was looking for one.

Before he sent it to me (along with tank and fuel line) he fired it up after it has been sitting all that time. "It fires up real good!"

I couldn't believe him, so after I purchased it I took it to my local shop. They changed the fluids and said ..."It fires up real good!"

I took the time to actually run it enough to break it in, even though it was, by now, six years old. (Probably had two hours on it when I got it)

I use it as a kicker on my big boat. I've never had to pull the cord more than three times to fire it up. "It fires up real good!" Every time. Interestingly, it's a Suzuki, but it wasy Made in Indonesia (or Phillipines or Malayasia) And I thought Suzuki was a Japanese motor! Go figure!
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yeh its true. I have yet to see a bad 9.9 or 9.8. Mercury, nissan, tohatsu, suzuki, johnson. All got great 9.9s or 9.8
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OLD Johnny Ev 9.9/15 (best) or new Yam 8 or 9, 4 stroke. I have both (3). Plus a 7.5 Honda too. Go (search) Johnny.
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if going yami, newer 9.9 yami's are better and easier to start (elec starts) than older units (around c.2004 and older).

I'd have to agree that in the popular portable 9.9 size, there isn't a bad engine--merely what deals you can find, what color you like and what dealer is around your area.
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Tohatsu/Nissans are great motors at a great price.
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My 1982 9.8 merc. Still starts on second pull every time. We have run the fuel out of it after every single use and stored indoors since new. Runs new and looks new. Water pump parts are getting a little hard to find so I purchased a half dozen impellers and change them as needed.
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9.9 Merc 2S twist shift. Good for 20 years.
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Tohatsu, tohatsu, tohatsu!!!!!!!!
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I have a 1976 e and its till ticking, attached to a 13' B W of the same year.
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