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Old 08-03-2005, 08:43 AM
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Default Suzuki DF250s and Floscan

Does anyone with twin DF250s also have a floscan. I contacted floscan, and they said the correct model for this 4-stroke twin application would be #9100-20B-2. Only thing is, I can't find this model anywhere. It is not listed on any vendors website. I can't even find it on the floscan website on the series 9000 page.

Anyone with twin DF250s using the floscan? How do you like it?

On a related note, any suggestions on where to get the best price on a floscan?

Thanks.
Old 08-03-2005, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Suzuki DF250s and Floscan

Why not put a Navman 3100 w/ a 2nd transducer. It's cheaper and has load's of imfo when interfaced with your GPS.

Harry has this setup, but he doesn't post here anymore.
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Default RE: Suzuki DF250s and Floscan

I do not have the Floscan, but I have the Faria fuel management system that is on the Suzuki website. This system is also a good one.
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Default Re: Suzuki DF250s and Floscan

Hi,
I have the Navman Fuel 3100.
Used with a Yamaha F115 4-stroke.
If someone has any question about the Fuel 3100 I can hopefully try to give an answer.
I have used the Fuel 3100 two seasons.

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I have a single 250 Suzuki with the flow scan meter. I picked flow scan for a couple reasons. First off they use a sapphire I believe to measure the fuel flow if I am not mistaken. Secondly they design these for aircraft and they have been making them before anyone. That is why I went with them. I would rather spend the extra $150 and get the real deal. Navman, Lowrance and some others just got into the game. They (FlowScan) have been doing it for some time. Again this is my logic. I'm not the type of person that spends 50-80-$100,00 on a boat and then puts Navman fish finder/flow meter on it. And by the way the flowscan works great. good luck with what ever you decide.

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If you want a single instrument, the Twinscan series fuel-flow meter is available for a 225HP 4-stroke; p/n is 3FB012U2. I just delivered one today. They are available from stock, white on black or black on black.
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In fuel flow meters you get what you pay for. Today at least, as the rules will change soon when Lowrance introduces their new unit. FloScan makes the standard by which all other fuel flow meters are judged, while Navman is the current price leader. But there is a reason for Navman's low price, a problem that will not be apparent until you have several hundred hours on your engine. Navman uses very inexpensive bearings in their flow meter, bearings that will wear causing incorrect redings after as few as 400-500 hours of operation. Floscan and the new Lowrance unit OTOH use sapphire bearings that will out live you or your boat. The soon to be introduced Lowrance fuel flow meter is rumored to cost under $100.00.
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Default Re: Suzuki DF250s and Floscan

Hi,
Navman recommend
1) Recalibration after 100 hour,
2) Replacing the flow transducer after 5000 liter fuel been used.
(that is 62 full tanks in my boat)
Cost about $130 in my country (Sweden) to replace one flow transducer.

That is two rather negative things to keep in mind about Navman
fuel management solution.


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I went to the floscan website and plugged in 4 stroke 150-250 hp twins this is what I came up with. I have the 7000 series for a single 4stroke and it has been flawless and has been accurate within a 1/2 of a gallon with a 100 gallon fill up every fill up of course the attitude of the boat at fill up might have something to due with this. Mark



The Engine Type you have selected is: Outboard: 4-stroke/Ficht/E-Tec/Optimax/HPDI
You have a Twin Engine
The Fuel System type you have is: 4-stroke/Ficht/E-Tec/Optimax/HPDI
The Engine's Horsepower is: 151 - 250

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Series U.S. Model # Metric Model # Price
AccuTroll CruiseMaster 5420-20A-2 54080-20A-2 $615.00
Series 7000 MFI 7000-20B-2 70000-20B-2 $850.00
Series 9000 MFI w/GPS Interface 9000-20B-2 90000-20B-2 $1,079.00
TwinScan Black/Black 3FB012U2 3FB018M2 $825.00
TwinScan White/SS 3FS022U2 3FS028M2 $825.00
TwinScan White/White 3FW022U2 3FW028M2 $825.00





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Default Re: Suzuki DF250s and Floscan

Thanks for the input. The reason for the funky part number that no one has is that it is a special order, because I want the white to match my other gauges. This is the same guage as the 9000-20B-2.

I agree with the comments on the floscan. I have owned floscan before, and they are very good and considered to be the best on the market. Then again, navman certainly has its fans, and you guys paid a lot less than me.

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