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Old 26 July 2003, 14:43   #1
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engine hrs - how do you know !! how do you know !!!

Just been reading some threads on engines at it struck me

when someone says it has 80 hrs only or whatever and theres no clock guage . How does one know they are just telling porkies !!!!

Probable a piece of P*** to you super knowledgeable old timers

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Old 26 July 2003, 14:58   #2
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Jackeen,

I'm no expert, but I reckon that an engine with only 80 hours on it should look almost brand new, except for some salt marking to the outside of the lower leg?

It's like anything else - if you're buying from someone with a nervous twitch who seems a little guarded with answers to your question, then be cautious or maybe walk away. If you get sensible answers from the vendor, then probably looks good.

Just a thought (Louise's thought actually) - can the diagnostic thingy for EFI engines tell the total number of hours run? I dunno -now you do need an expert to answer that!

BTW my recently purchased 130hr engine looks almost perfect, so use that as a benchmark?
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Old 26 July 2003, 18:09   #3
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Engine Hours

On my Yam 200hpdi, the service centre knows exactly how many hours the engine has run in total, how long at each rev range, what the maximum revs were etc just from plugging in his laptop PC to check the engine settings. It can also tell him what's wrong with it.
I have still got an hour meter and new yam's have an hour meter built into the standard supplied instruments.
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Old 27 July 2003, 03:05   #4
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I should ask where it was purchased from and where it has been serviced. Then go check with them. Perhaps you could also get a guarantee on the engine hours written into the bill of sale?

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Old 27 July 2003, 03:10   #5
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Thank you chaps - I now know the approch to take .

Information is king

your all extremly helpful and I am grateful that ye tuck the time to reply.

Hopeful I can dispense useful advise in the near future

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Hi Jackeen,

Alternatively What about the owners log if he keeps one. I log each trip and record the days events, weather, sea cond, distance run plus hours.

This also helps when comming round to service items.

IMHO, Any engine with only 80 hours on it should look brand new, but if not backed up by service records or other evidence of maintenance, bills & recipts ect. I would suggest Buyer BEWARE!!

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Old 27 July 2003, 05:12   #7
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I does look new with just a few scratches on the turny bit

Am just very cautious when it comes to parting with loads of dosh.

I'm also very sceptable about what people say and seperating fact from fiction. still has the mariner warranty on it 16 months which gives comfort (I hope)


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Hi Jackeen,

If the engine is still in warenty, Check with Lee @ Fair Weather Marine in Fareham. For Advice on any issues regarding warenty repairs.
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