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Old 27 January 2014, 16:26   #1
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Do I worry about this?

Currently on the look out for an outboard. A yamaha has popped up.

I am little concerned because the owner sent me pics of it and there is some paint flaking from the block.

I have attached some photos, tell me what you think.



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Old 27 January 2014, 17:11   #2
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No, that's ok. It'll clean and repaint there. Make sure you do though.

What you should worry about is serious discolouration round the block and cylinder head (Suggests a bad overheat) and white flaky corrosion following the edge of the head gasket or head water jacket gasket.

Rusty mismatched bolts are a big no-no as are missing ones too.
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should probably avoid this one then!

*Edit* misread your post! Thought you meant the flaking on the block was from an over heat.

does this flaking suggest its been badly looked after or is it just unlucky?
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Looks ok to me, you can sort that paint out for about 11, has he done the compressions and can you see it running?

Has he got a receipt for the last service or at least the parts?
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right, I will contact him again.

Be back with info
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Check PTT stays up and is not leaking, also check that the serial number is on the engine and check the number against the stolen boats database.

Make sure that you collect it from his home and get a receipt
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should probably avoid this one then!

*Edit* misread your post! Thought you meant the flaking on the block was from an over heat.

does this flaking suggest its been badly looked after or is it just unlucky?
No, any discolouration from overheating will be brown(ish) or browner than the normal paint. It looks ok from the pics you posted.

Nothing from the 80s/90s like that will be immaculate (paintwise) under the hood.
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should be a 2000-2002 ish I reckon
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thanks a lot guys.

And Nos that is what worries me, its not an old engine?
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on a positive note has a nice stainless prop
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