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Old 20 April 2005, 17:29   #11
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EDDO,
not sure when the update was issued, when I was shown the offending article I was astonished how after 120 hours this could happen. I have been told this is a common occurance on these engines, hopefully yours will be OK.
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Hi Jason,

Where abouts on the engine is the offending pipe?
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Old 20 April 2005, 17:53   #13
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Hi Daniel,
from what I saw there is a copper pick up pipe which runs through the leg, then the rubber pipe connects the copper pipe to an intermediate casting on the powerhead. The pipe was not blocked with salt corrosion, it had just pinched closed thus restricting water flow. The pipe itself probably had an internal bore of 5mm.
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Thanks Jason - I'm hoping Iíve avoided the problem being as the engines done around 300 hours now, although Iíll mention it when I take the engine for a service in a few weeks.
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Hopefully yours is fine, what year is your outboard
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Jason, it sounds like you've done good work here on two counts...
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Mariner have also agreed to cover the cost under warranty even though it expired a year ago.
1. The manufacturers or distributors have set a precedent, so if the fault should re-occur, I think they would be obliged to repair again at their expense.
2. Anyone else suffering the same fault ought to be able to use your example to obtain an FOC repair.

Your rights as a consumer are not restricted to a 12month warranty period - goods are supposed to be supplied as fit for purpose, and so high value items like outboard motors are supposed to last many years. Design and/or manufacturing defects are the responsibility of the manufacturer, and remember that although for some strange reason (political lobbying, I suspect) motor vehicles are exempt, marine engines aren't AFAIK.

Top marks to Mariner/Barrus for doing the decent thing.
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Thanks Richard,
I found out that for corrosion the warrany is three years so I was only a month out, however as I have previously stated this issue did not turn out to be corrosion related but a design flaw.
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Replacement parts fitted today by dealer, so as I was going to take the boat on holiday with me next week I thought I would give it a quick blast to make sure all was ok. Trailed the boat to my nearest slipway after picking the Rib up.

Well it was a quick blast, I did not get a chance to see if the overheat alarm was fixed. Engine now hestiates badly and also a gear rattle has developed. Looks as though the dealer has cured one problem and induced others during the strip and rebuild process. I am now well pissed off.

I am now going to to have to take the boat back to the dealer (5th time) after my holiday, trouble is I have zero confidence my engine will run well again.

Luckily I co-own another Rib so my Holiday won't be wasted.

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sorry to hear that.

Have a good holiday
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