It's very kind of you to take an interest, and no doubt I'll be in touch at some stage about some other part I need. A little faith has been restored in Suzuki by your offer of help.
The joys of owning a slightly older outboard I suppose, and attempting to work on it myself.
I do still like my big Suzuki 2-strokes though.
Itís interesting that you found the part after 2 local dealers told me the part does not exist. I'd given them the part no. having found it for myself on Browns Points website.
Although International Marine supplies, who Iíve nothing but praise for, did follow my lead and find it on the Browns Point site.
Incidentally one local dealer has lost my custom for my consumables over this after refusing to believe me that the part existed, and getting all high and mighty with me about how he had 30yrs experience and knew what he was talking about. He obviously didnít know much in this case
I've already ordered the part from Browns Point and paid $143 with an expected delivery early next week, so Iím afraid I wonít be paying Suzuki UK another £100 odd pounds for the privilege of waiting for them to do something.
Suzuki UK Customer services have wound me up a little by avoiding answering my questions, and by refusing to separate the gearbox as a unit from the rest of the engine.
They are also completely unconcerned about a customer who is off the water and being ripped off with a Surcharge.
Itís good to see that the part will be added to the system, but I wonder how many people will end up paying the surcharge in the future, despite Suzuki UK telling me it was for adding the part to the system.
Iím sure if I try again in a few months it will still be £200.
Thanks again for your offer of help, Iíll try not to give you any cause to regret it.