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Old 03-10-2009, 09:46 AM
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The only people whom I would like to hear from have Yami HDPIs on their boats. If you have Mercs, eTecs, Zukes, ect then please be quiet!

How reliable are these engines? The ones Im looking at are a pair with 150 and 300 hours on them. The difference in hours is because the dealer would take a RH lower unit off of one he has and put a LH on it. Is this normal? I know the engines turn the same way no matter.

What kind of fuel and oil burn am I looking at? I have a 88 Grady-White Trophy Pro it weights about 9000 pounds or so.


The other options are a matched pair of 2000 HDPIs with ~400 hours on them or rebuilding my blown '88 engine. I would prefer to repower, those old engines are nickle and diming me to death and i dont trust them to go offshore with.

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The 200 HPDI is probably the most successful engine Yamaha has ever built; better performance than the F225 with equivalent fuel economy.

I ran a 2004 150 HPDI for 3 seasons and I never had an issue. I mean never. It used Yamalube 2M at a 60:1 ratio and delivered around 4 MPG at cruise.
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I have 2004 200 hpdi's and they have been great, 250 hours.

2.6 mpg at 45 mph at 4100 rpm
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I have a 1987 25 Sailfish that I repowered with 2004 200 HPDI. The best move I ever made. These engines purr like a kitten, using little oil and pretty good fuel economy for the weight of the boat. I strongly recommend these HPDI's.
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I have about 670 hours on mine with flawless performance. I never checked oil or performance since I don't care about that only that they start like a dog after a oscar myer after sitting a month during lay up and when in service.
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Im liking what im hearing! Keep 'em coming.
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i just bought a 266 sailfish with twin 200 hpdis with 590 hours. i have only run twice but i was shocked at the performance, low noise, zero smoke, and fuel economy. i can cruise at 34mph and burn about 13.5 gph with a moderate load.
we had a honda on our old boat and i really liked it, but the power is really noticeable on these 2 strokes. so far so good and just about everything i read was positive before i bought this boat
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206 hrs in 3 years with a pair of 200 HPDI and not 1 minute of trouble- 35 knots at 4K rpm with a 25 Contender burning 20 gal/hr for both engines.

These were the 3rd Yamaha purchase for me and these are the best Yamaha engines I've ever run.
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I have one of the first sets of HPDI's built on my 2000 Grady 265 Express
I love the motors - pushes the boat well - very dependable -
I am guessing I have about 700 hours on them -
Burn is about 40 or 50 to 1
I did a ton of research and found out from most that these are pretty reliable motors.
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3000 hrs on set of 200hp hpdis.Boat in the water ,ran about 5 times a week.Scored a cylinder then ,so we repowered w FS.Scored probably from carbon getting behind a piston ring. Did not use Ring Free enough in its later life> 2500 hours.One elec pump inside the VST failed. then installed new VST filters on both. changed filters down stream and outside the VST going to the Hi Press mechanical pump.drained engine oil tank yearly from the low spot nipple, changed big oil tank filter yearly= ~ 900 hrs/year.changed lower unit oil as required by manuals.Water pumps about every 6 months.Bought Yama Lube by the 55 gal drum. Changed dual electrode NGK plugs about every 250 hrs.It is a good engine with lots of low end power, ie it would plane the boat on one engine w the other tilted up.
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5 seasons on a 2002 200 hpdi. In my opinion these motors may go down in history as one of the best outboard motors ever made.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:34 PM
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wow these sound like good engines!! i hope they work for me!
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I'll toss in dittos as well. The 200's are great!! Although, I've heard and read less than great things about the 250 HDPIs. But my experience is with the 200 and it's great. The only thing I can say that is aggravating---though not a major deal---is that the tilt/trim indicator is prone to breaking. Or rather, a plastic clamp that rests on the steering tube breaks. This clamp has a tab that sticks out to rest against the actual sending switch. It's cheap and easy to replace, though. Other than this the things seem bullet proof.
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I have a 2003 200 HPDI and it purrs like a kitten. I use Yamaha oil and Yamaha ring free. Say what you want, but I am a true believer in my HPDI and the Yamaha products. I keep the motor clean and flush after every run. I put a light coat of corrosion block on all engine components.

Hell of a low end and sips the gas. I run mine at 4000 rpms and it really quiets down at that rpm. It seems to be in tune there.

My tilt/trip indicator broke also.

Good luck! Get the 200 HPDI's and move on!
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Originally Posted by Cabana Dan View Post
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My tilt/trip indicator broke also.

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This little part has got to be the only thing wrong with the 200 HPDI. Fortunatley it's cheap (I think the two I've replaced cost less than $3 each) and took less than 5 minutes to replace using only a phillips screw driver.
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Default 2003 25 Contender

340 hours, performs great, 50:1, some surface corrosion under cowling (previous owner neglect)...always consistent startup and behaviour.
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I had a pair of 200's and they were great.

Good mileage, Oil burn was minimal, and dependability was very good.

Only problem in three years was that annoying little $3 part as mentioned

by Richard. I replaced one in each engine, no big deal at all, took about 5 minutes

each. The 200 HPDI's are often described as "bulletproof" on THT.
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I had a 200 HPDI on the back of my contender for two years. I guess I will be the only one to post a negative about these engines. This past spring, my boat sunk at the dock from a large storm. After that, the engine just wouldnt work right. What a POS!!!! Haha. I did repower with a different engine as my signature states, but not at all bc of dependability. I had nothing but success with the HPDI and never had any issues. It ran great and I got about 3-3.3mpg. Drank about 1 gallon of oil per every 50 gallons of gas. I only switched it up bc my insurance gave me more than I thought that I would have to play with so I added some horse power, and was very weary of getting one of the 250hpdis. The 200 though.... bulletproof.

If you are buying used like you stated, I cannot think of another engine that will give you more bang for your buck. The fact that the HPDI name has been somewhat tarnished bc of the 250 and 300 series will only lead to helping you get good deals on the 200. Most people hear HPDI and cringe, but in reality the 150 and 200 are great motors...

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The fact that the HPDI name has been somewhat tarnished bc of the 250 and 300 series will only lead to helping you get good deals on the 200. Most people hear HPDI and cringe, but in reality the 150 and 200 are great motors...
This is a point worth driving home - you throw into the mix the perceived suppieriority of the 4-stroke and you are in a position for great savings with a used boat purchase -

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Have a 31' Marlago with twin 200 HPDI's. They are 2001's with about 600 hours, I have owned since it was new. Never had a problem but would burn oil and have carbon issues, fouled plugs. Finally took the boat in for service and come to find out there was a recall on these motors. They installed new and different plugs, coils, and computer. The thing runs even better now. That is the ONLY problem I have ever had...... knock on wood....
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