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Old 31 January 2008, 16:00   #11
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Your thought this engine on a Valiant DR 490
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BHM348
Same price as I paid for my Evinrude 70 in 2000 (engine was about 5 years old). I am not sure quite what the RNLI do to marinise ther engines but they put back a lot of the original parts when they de-commision them, hence the fly wheel and carbs looked brand new. The rest of the engine was spotless and a quick polish was all that was needed. The red letters give her age but simply peel off.

Is it worth 2.5k in todays market?, well Bill Highman has a reputation of charging top wack, but they are good engines, the design as changed little in 20 years becuase they got it right in the first place. Be aware the are 50:1 mix engines. However for that money your in 4 stroke 50 - 60 hp price range. There is one on boats and outboards, but looks like Dan our favourite Norfolk dealer is selling it so your taking a risk.

How about this one:

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/OAB438

Slight older but a grand cheaper and a boit closer to you:

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F168451

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Old 31 January 2008, 16:15   #12
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Will the fact that the petrol and oil is pre mixedmake the engine smoker/smeller than a oil injected outboard?
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Will the fact that the petrol and oil is pre mixedmake the engine smoker/smeller than a oil injected outboard?
Not that you would notice compared to another 2 stroke but is noticeable over a 4 stroke.

Seen this advert? you could ring him up and ask about the combination.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F170185
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Hi pete 7

I just sent an e-mail to that ad in B&O to ask can I call him about the rig you spotted on the net. Well done thanks for the good idea
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Will the fact that the petrol and oil is pre mixedmake the engine smoker/smeller than a oil injected outboard?
Probably not IF you mix it right and don't spend too long wandering around at idle speed....... I know people who would "add a bit extra oil just to make sure" and of coures the tank would never fully empty, and the next fill got a liitle more extra oil.....

Autolube / Automix / substiture you favoutrite brand's name for it only really comes into its own if you are running at low RPM a lot, otherwise it's more weight and more to go wrong!

My old Oil injected Suz averaged about 53:1 when I compared the fuel to oil I had poured in over the year- and that was with a week playing rescue boat in a year of cruising.
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