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Old 14 October 2008, 09:44   #1
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Aprox date for this engine please


Fella whom I'm buying off says the whole boat is around 7 years old. I'm not to up on outboard motors so any info would be great too.
Looks to me like a standard shaft? And what year would you say?
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Old 14 October 2008, 10:15   #2
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A rough guess would say the motor's probably more like double that, maybe 13-14 yrs

This one looks similar and the owner states it's a 1995 (13yrs old)

If it was only 7 years old the styling would be something more like this

(still a good engine though and provided it runs well, worth what you paid )


As for the boat itself I'm not sure but wouldn't be surprised if it's around the same age.
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Old 14 October 2008, 11:41   #3
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Thanks Andy,
I had looked at both of those engines trying to work it out for meself so glad to know I was in the right direction.
How hard are they to service yourself? And what kind of cost would I be looking at?

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Old 14 October 2008, 11:48   #4
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Try to get the serial number off the saddle or powerhead.
Most Outboard serial numbers can be checked on a website somewhere or other that will tell you what the various codes mean so you can date it.

I warn you though, a lot of people do this and are quite dissapointed when they find out just how old the engine they've just brought is compared to what the seller said.

Don't worry though, it looks in reasonable condition, and if it looks good its probably been looked after, in that case for an engine of this type the age is largely of no concern.
However at this stage if you can prove its much older than stated it might be bargaining point.

Servicing is quite easy, most service parts are available like plugs, gearbox oil etc, and don't forget to change the water pump impellor, which should be about 10 or 15.

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Old 14 October 2008, 12:14   #5
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I'll get the SN number off it when I get my greasy mits on it, thanks Nasher.
Here's what the advert said about the motor,
" THE ENGINE IS A 40 HP TWO-STROKE MANUAL START WITH AUTOLUBE IT RUNS WELL AND HAS BEEN VERY WELL MAINTAINED , IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN FLUSHED WITH FRESH WATER ( USING THE EAR PHONES THAT COME WITH IT )AND UNDER THE ENGINE COVER IT HAS ALL BEEN KEPT LIGHTLY GREASED SO THERE IS NO CORROSION. THE WHOLE THING IS APPROX 7 YEARS OLD......"

I'm going to see where local is best to get service bits and bobs and need marine 2 stroke. I've read that the autolube models can go wrong though and your best adding the oil to the fuel yourself ??? That doesn't sound right to me though.
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Yamaha autolube is OK on those motors. Engine is somewhere around '95 as hightower said. I'd expect the whole rig to be around that age. Still a good price though.
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Yamaha have a 'hidden' letter stamped on the plate, its not in the silver box with the serial no's its....... hang on I'll go and check.....

got it, its in the very bottom right hand corner of this pic, you can just see it if you look really closely mine is a 'Z', took 3 or 4 goes to find it having convinced myself there wasn't one, with that letter you'll then find its age on the net but don't look on U. S. sites, Yamaha number theirs differently.
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Tell the seller you need to insure it for the journey home and your insurers want the engine serial number before placing cover.
This may not be too far off the truth anyway as they'll want it sooner or later.

Although I do think you've done OK, and its not a reason to pull out, the advert is misleading, and proof the engine is older when you collect may be useful to have up your sleeve.

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Engine is somewhere around '95 as hightower said.

erm... am I missing something here Nos

Surely you can't be mixing us up, tother Andy is at least a foot taller than me
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Yamaha autolube is OK on those motors. Engine is somewhere around '95 as hightower said. I'd expect the whole rig to be around that age. Still a good price though.
If the Autolube went buggered can you still just mix in the tank?
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