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Old 05 September 2010, 09:28   #31
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Maybe I'm being a bit thick, but I thought one of the main benefits of an E-tec was the weight saving. I've been looking at engines technical sepcs and the 90 E-ted is listed as 145Kg, the suzuki DF 90 at 155Kg. The Suzuki DF100 is heavier at 189Kg.

With only a 10Kg weight difference for the E-tec and Suzuki 90s what is driving the view that the E-tec will be better on a 5.3m? - I thought it was mainly the weight. I can't see 10Kg making much of a difference. I really want to get these issues straight in my head.
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I've been looking at engines technical sepcs and the 90 E-ted is listed as 145Kg, the suzuki DF 90 at 155Kg. The Suzuki DF100 is heavier at 189Kg.

With only a 10Kg weight difference for the E-tec and Suzuki 90s
What's written on the cowl is not the whole story. The Etec 90 will give the punch of the Suzy 100 with a big weight saving. The Suzy 90 would feel somewhat lethargic in a straight shoot-out with an Etec 90.

End of sales push. Enjoy your rib.
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Thanks Mollers - understand now - it was me being dense!M uch appreciate your thoughts & contibution...thinking hat's going back on now!
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The new Suz 90 is much lighter than the old one I think ... perhaps the 4 stroke manufacturers are starting to wise up to the fact that people don't want a ton of outboard hanging off the back of a smallish boat
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The new Suz 90 is much lighter than the old one I think ... perhaps the 4 stroke manufacturers are starting to wise up to the fact that people don't want a ton of outboard hanging off the back of a smallish boat
I wonder where/how they've made those weight savings without sending the cost through the roof. There's a whole heap cogs, wheels, valves and pullies in there.
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I wonder where/how they've made those weight savings without sending the cost through the roof. There's a whole heap cogs, wheels, valves and pullies in there.
Maybe they filled 'em wiv 'oles
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That's a bit of an 'oxy' ya moron.
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So does yearly servicing as opposed to once every 3yrs.

Anyone know the cost of a seasonal service for a Suzy 90?
That's a good point actually. ETecs are only serviced once every three years; mine's yet to have its first service. The only time my engine has needed attention is after I've damaged it by running aground or hitting submerged objects.

Talking of damage, I must thank the person who reversed their boat into mine at some point today, taking a chunk out my bow in the process. Matt - if you're reading this check Martini II for damage as I was moored next to you last night and knob breath may have hit your boat as well.
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....and knob breath may have hit your boat as well.
He got that close?!!
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Unfortunately not, else he would be boat-hook breath by now.
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