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Old 20 May 2006, 15:37   #1
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Been looking at 6hp aux engines.

The Suzuki 6hp four stroke and the Johnson 6hp four stroke look like the same engine - same capacity, same specs, even look the same in the photos!

Are they, and if so who actually makes it OMC or Zoozooki? Got a good price on a Johnson variant of it. Nice and light too at 25kg.

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I believe that's true but am not sure!

I do know however that the Merc Sailmate range are Tohatsu's and I believe they are badged slghtly differently ie a 4 hp sailamte is a 6 HP tohatsu
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Certainly not OMC... the Johnson brand is owned by Bombadier now. I would guess that Suzuki is more likely, although the real truth may be well hidden - perhaps Daewoo or Matsushita really make these motors!
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Matsushita really make these motors!
The name of that company cracks me up From what I have been told perhaps by a Johnson agent the Suzuki and Johnson 4 strokers are the same, although they are hardly going to say its OMC!
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The name of that company cracks me up...
I'm quite partial to shitake mushrooms!
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I'm quite partial to shitake mushrooms!

Always fancied a Shitsu puppy, in the same immature way that I would quite like a Mazda RX8 due to its wankel engine
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well ok maybe not OMC didn't know about that as my Johnson was made by OMC according to the book so I assumed it would be the same now, obviously not

but the point is, is the Johnson actually a Suzuki engine (lamb dressed as mutton) or is it a whatever else engine? Probably gonna go for it anyway as the price is good compared to others I have looked at, but just curious as to what I was going to be getting....
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Johnson 4 strokes are made by Suzuki and painted white - ok, if you like that sort of thing! In the UK, you can generally get a slightly better price on the Johnson version.
In the larger hp motors, Johnson use their own control box, but again the engines are identical otherwise to Suzukis.
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Cool thanks, so it is a Suzuki

Marvellous

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A little more info on this in case it is useful for anybody in the future...

Suzuki and Johnson are identical engines all made by Suzuki in 4/5/6hp sizes, only difference is with the carbs to give the extra power so the 6hp is quite light for its output.

Ordered a 6hp Suzuki version for my aux from Outboards Direct mainly because black makes more sense than white.

Thanks for the input folks
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