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Old 02-16-2019, 02:21 PM
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Lot of threads with Zukes coming up with - shall we say "issues"
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:26 PM
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Lots of zukes on the water. Look at the threads, 2/3 are in reference to 14yr old engines.. must be winter...
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:26 PM
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I just scrolled through the whole first page of threads and only see 2 threads about zukes, and one is a 17 year old motor. There are more posts about yamaha issues though. So I'm wondering what your getting at?
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
Lot of threads with Zukes coming up with - shall we say "issues"

Just replaced my pos, corroded 2007 Yamaha F150 with a 2019 Suzuki 200AP. And the 2015’s are running strong. No issues here.
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oops forgot their were Z owners on this forum
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
Lot of threads with Zukes coming up with - shall we say "issues"
What "issues" are you referring to?
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Seriously, go ahead and say what you're saying. 5th season on my 175s flawless so far.
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:12 PM
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I consider open discussion of problems with motors, and even more so how to fix it one of the best resources on THT.. Lot of people bash the Yamaha F225 early years because they got some corrosion issues, but truth is that is there only major problem and with THT you have step by step instruction of what to look for, where to find all the parts, and by far most important how to fix it.

What sucks for owners with problems where there seems to be no answer to fix it. No one helps, only blames the owner, blames the installer, blames global warming for whatever reasons and never solve the problem. Open discussion of problems is way better so solutions can be found and known about, no matter the brand.
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My last Suzi had issues - but with around 4700 hours on it I sold the boat for the hull value - FYI the guy that bought it is still running the same motor...

Care to guess what's on my new boat? A Suzuki - oh the horror!!!
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:57 PM
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Suzuki's seem to be selling in greater numbers. The more motors that are sold the more "issues" that we will hear about.

The number or type of issues that we hear about here on THT mean absolutely nothing with respect to reliability of any given brand or model. In fact, they make reliability seem worse than it really is.

For instance, Yamaha is arguably the most reliable outboard motor sold today. Or let's say it is as reliable as the next most reliable brand/model. However, if one just paid attention to what they read on THT it would be believed to be the worst.
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
Suzuki's seem to be selling in greater numbers. The more motors that are sold the more "issues" that we will hear about.

The number or type of issues that we hear about here on THT mean absolutely nothing with respect to reliability of any given brand or model. In fact, they make reliability seem worse than it really is.

For instance, Yamaha is arguably the most reliable outboard motor sold today. Or let's say it is as reliable as the next most reliable brand/model. However, if one just paid attention to what they read on THT it would be believed to be the worst.
This is 100% accurate.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:18 PM
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So the 350s and the 250-300 hpdi are reliable? The f225 don’t require exhaust fix?
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I ran a 98 df60 real hard for 2-300 hrs yr till 2018.sold it for 1500 in 18 and it's still looking and running good.20 yrs only had a few minor issues.hope my 16 -200hp and my 18- 70hp do me as well.no bias but when I was motorcycling in the 80s the rm's were great.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by wangotango321 View Post
So the 350s and the 250-300 hpdi are reliable? The f225 don’t require exhaust fix?
Yes to the first question. No to the second question.

Is each and every one of them mechanically perfect? Nope. Show many any brand or model that has never has a single failure.
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
Lot of threads with Zukes coming up with - shall we say "issues"
Wouldn't happen to be a Yammie dealer would you?
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Originally Posted by wangotango321 View Post
So the 350s and the 250-300 hpdi are reliable? The f225 don’t require exhaust fix?
That's old information that you seem to like to bring up every time you have the opportunity. "Haters gonna hate" - Rolling Stones.
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
Suzuki's seem to be selling in greater numbers. The more motors that are sold the more "issues" that we will hear about.

The number or type of issues that we hear about here on THT mean absolutely nothing with respect to reliability of any given brand or model. In fact, they make reliability seem worse than it really is.

For instance, Yamaha is arguably the most reliable outboard motor sold today. Or let's say it is as reliable as the next most reliable brand/model. However, if one just paid attention to what they read on THT it would be believed to be the worst.
You're a Yamaha guy so I understand why you feel that way, but Merc has taken the reliability title in the last few years. There's more Yamahas and Mercs out there so of course you're going to hear more problems with them. But as far as reliability today I don't think there's a brand to st away from.
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I'm running 2008 twin df250s and if I were to repower a boat I would be shopping for df250s.

I got no complaints about mine.
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Originally Posted by sjef View Post
You're a Yamaha guy so I understand why you feel that way, but Merc has taken the reliability title in the last few years. There's more Yamahas and Mercs out there so of course you're going to hear more problems with them. But as far as reliability today I don't think there's a brand to st away from.
Merc may have taken the reliability on THT but not in the real world.
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Merc may have taken the reliability on THT but not in the real world.
Why do you say that? What problems have you seen with Mercs?
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