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Old 04-25-2015, 03:51 PM
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I recently sold my boat and I am now looking at a 20 ft aqua sport with a 175 Suzuki. I am and have always been a Yamaha man, but the price is right. How is the reliability of a Suzuki compared to a Yamaha? Also any comments about the old aqua sport hulls would be appreciated!
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Twin 2008 Suzuki 175's, 1500 hours....NO issues. Don't hesitate.
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Suzuki's are great. The only concern is service in your area.
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No rubber timing belt to worry about.
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Once you own a Suzuki, you'll never want any other engine.
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IMO they are great engines.
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Solid engines most things are easily serviceable.

Pro tip, some of the offset driveshaft zooks have issues where the lower unit driveshaft gets stuck and you need to do a whole bunch on work to remove it. Like remove the power head etc.

Check your throttle plate screws
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Im a yamaha guy but the Suzuki is a great motor. The Suzuki digital circle gages do have some problems.
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I made the change some years back.....and in white that's cool
Suzuki all the way now!
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Thanks, sounds like I'll go with it! Any thoughts on the 73' Aquasport hull? I've heard they are hard to beat, however I'd like to hear y'all's expert opinions!
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I have a DF150 and I love it! Engine runs without a hick-up. Like others said, don't hesitate GREAT engines!
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The Suzuki line of 4 strokes are efficient, strong and very reliable power plants.
By far, the best bang for your dollar.
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
No rubber timing belt to worry about.
Many more parts susceptible to failure / problems. Yamaha uses a simple nylon timing belt that can be replaced easily with hand tools..Example : The timing chain on a Suzuki is a major project have to remove power head.They are good engines , but don't want to work on them.

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The technician where I purchased mine told me that the Zuke was easier to maintain and work on and they sale/service both Yamaha and Suzuki.
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The technician where I purchased mine told me that the Zuke was easier to maintain and work on and they sale/service both Yamaha and Suzuki.
Ask him about servicing the off set drive gears and the timing chain. He will tell you not necessary.. but all timing chains stretch and gears will fail.. Murphys Law..
Then ask him how much to fix it??
I like Suzuki, but hope they don't break..
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Ask him about servicing the off set drive gears and the timing chain. He will tell you not necessary.. but all timing chains stretch and gears will fail.. Murphys Law..
Then ask him how much to fix it??
I like Suzuki, but hope they don't break..
If you understood how the Suzuki timing chain system works you would realize that timing chain stretch is not an issue.
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Originally Posted by lakensea View Post
If you understood how the Suzuki timing chain system works you would realize that timing chain stretch is not an issue.
Extra Gears, moving parts, chains stretching..leads to breakage.. not a good place to put a timing chain . The timing is done by the ECM , but too many parts that are not serviceable makes for good advertising, but hard on the servicing guy and the owners pocketbook.id rather be able to do periodic inspections and be proactive in heading off any catastrophes potentially lurking down the road ...but that's me.
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Suzuki motors seem to adorn the transom of most commercial crabbers, commercial Barramundi fisherman, and guides, in the North of Australia. Solid and efficient motors.

Yamaha was the motor of choice many years ago when Suzuki stopped exporting to Australia when Evinrude fell over and Suzuki needed the extra capacity to supply the North American market with White re-badged Suzuki's. But in later years Suzuki seems to have won back the commercial market.

Etec advertising worked for a while but you seldom see a boat with an Etec on it these days. Just did not win over the market.

As I see it - Suzuki is as reliable and well engineered as any brand out there. If not better than most. This is proven by their popularity among commercial operators in remote locations.
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