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Old 02-11-2019, 08:22 AM
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The only issue I have with them is the prop selection, no props available for the faster boats, and the fact you need the C10 gauges instead of having everything available on the Simrad MFD’s. Otherwise great motors....
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by cp5899 View Post
I too was a bit confused about the octane rating. I was told at the boat show this weekend that 89 octane can be used in the 350 with out issues.

Is that correct or does it need 91 octane ( no 90 octane that I know of around here)?
i have been told that 89 and even 87 octane have been run through the engine without any issue. I think 89 could be run through regularly without issue. I personally would not run anything lower than 89 through but only when I can not obtain 90.

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:19 PM
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I have the option for a 425 Yamaha and a Merc 350, but I am still leaning towards the Suzuki 350 do to fuel burn seems to be better and the 425 is just to heavy.

I appreciate the information. Only real issue I see at this point is a good service center. I can’t seem to find one in my area.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by cp5899 View Post
I appreciate the information. Only real issue I see at this point is a good service center. I can’t seem to find one in my area.
Let us know if you find one. We get calls weekly from many different people trying to find a south LA Suzuki dealer that handles more than just sales. Their sales rep frequently visits trying to get us to sign up, but we have more than enough to handle as is. It’s easy to see where they focus their attention; engine sales. Service and warranty repairs do not seem to be of much concern and it shows when someone has an issue locally. They’re the only engine brand I’ve known multiple people to sell the engines or the entire boat because they couldn’t get any local dependable dealer service.

Good luck in your search. If you decide to stick with a Mercury, we’re always here. We can even point you towards a reputable Yamaha dealer. With Suzuki in south LA, you’re basically on your own.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
Let us know if you find one. We get calls weekly from many different people trying to find a south LA Suzuki dealer that handles more than just sales. Their sales rep frequently visits trying to get us to sign up, but we have more than enough to handle as is. It’s easy to see where they focus their attention; engine sales. Service and warranty repairs do not seem to be of much concern and it shows when someone has an issue locally. They’re the only engine brand I’ve known multiple people to sell the engines or the entire boat because they couldn’t get any local dependable dealer service.

Good luck in your search. If you decide to stick with a Mercury, we’re always here. We can even point you towards a reputable Yamaha dealer. With Suzuki in south LA, you’re basically on your own.
Well then. According to the other thread going on about dealers not wanting to service stuff they do not sell, you are a very bad dealer. How dare you take care of your customers only. How dare you give preferential treatment to your customers only.

Seems that some laws are needed to correct this problem.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cp5899 View Post
I’m getting 6 years of warranty, but understand the last 3 years are from a third party company. Any issues with getting warranty done the last 3 years?


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I don’t have a 350 but have a Suzuki with the 6 year plan. Haven’t made a claim, but have read the extended service document. There is a third party involved. However, I read it to say that Suzuki continues to provide the commitment through the 6 year period, but uses a third party to administer it. This appears to be different than common third party auto extended warranties. I only speculate Suzuki opted to contract the administration to avoid the overhead developing this capability in-house in the US market.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:04 AM
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deleted wrong thread, dont want to derail

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