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Old 10 January 2006, 04:44   #51
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I hope to pick up a copy of RI tonight to see what all the fuss is about, although I note that you could probably buy a small house in South Wales for the prices some of the manfacturers are charging for these engines.

You have to feel for RI and HMS, afterall it was only a year ago we gave him a hard time for consistantly carrying out reviews of 4x4 in a rib magazine. Now he tries a side by side review of big engines and he is still getting a hard time. Just a shame they got the figures wrong having gone to all that effort. So Hugo perhaps you could publish a correction to the figures if its just a typo, or even take Jono up on his offer and test his Suzi to confirm how fuel efficient these engines are.

Second thoughts, Jono why not write up a review for RI on your engine with the figures, you could even invite Suzuki down to comment on how efficient there engines are. I am sure they would be delighted with the publicity of 7mpg and they could explain how they get so much more power from a gallon of petrol whilst the likes of Yamaha and Mercury stuggle with probably 1 lpm

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Old 10 January 2006, 05:04   #52
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although I note that you could probably buy a small house in South Wales for the prices some of the manfacturers are charging for these engines.
Yeah... when I was a "pup" you could have bought anywhere in Tredegar for that price... unfortunately, now you'll only be able to afford a small stone farm building... with a small amount of land... for renovation in rural France...

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You have to feel for RI and HMS, afterall it was only a year ago we gave him a hard time for
No I don't. If a publication publishes figure that are glaringly wrong, especially to HMS, who I believe has vast experience and, if he read the article prior to publishing, should have picked it up. Even if the figures were right, as they are so "unbelievable", it would have been reasonable to put a note in the text, surely? That way, us Doubting Thomas types wouldn’t have raised the question... I appreciate that mistakes do happen, and I'm not having a pop at RI or HMS, because they have made no comment. I AM having a pop at RIVA because of his attitude when the question was raised. "Ask Suzuki if their figure of 8,100 was wrong"... Oh, Please!


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So Hugo perhaps you could publish a correction to the figures if its just a typo, or even take Jono up on his offer and test his Suzi to confirm how fuel efficient these engines are.

Second thoughts, Jono why not write up a review for RI on your engine with the figures, you could even invite Suzuki down to comment on how efficient there engines are. I am sure they would be delighted with the publicity of 7mpg and they could explain how they get so much more power from a gallon of petrol whilst the likes of Yamaha and Mercury stuggle with probably 1 lpm

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Pete, whilst, as you know, I do like the sound of my own voice, I am afraid my "writing articles days" are long over... it doesn't pay enough.... and I have expensive hobbies to finance and otherwise waste my time on.... Perhaps, it would be a simple matter for HMS to say whether he feels the figures were correct, or that a re-test may be done?

We ALL make mistakes... it's the way things are dealt with after that shows a person's metal.....
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I got hold of Susuki, it took me a while

The revs is 6100 not 8100, which i think someone else confirmed

I suppose for me, if i had not so much interest and just wanted an engine then the , price and potential fuel economy would have probably pointed me to the Susi, However it seems that some users know this figure in real life to be different.

I think having 4 boats the same was great and hats off to RIVA to be able to do this, and maybe to conclude we should suggest a re-test with an agreement to the set-up ++++ so that when we get the figures back we will all say that it was a fair test, which some people claerly not in agreement with

Or, stick them all in a lab under rev/load conditions

What did they say about the fuel consumption figures?


You did ask didn't you?
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Sorry i did not, i just figured i would close one debate

I dont think they do these figures?
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......david made an incorrect assumption that separate flow meters were used and questioned .... fuel consumption based on his personal experience. ....
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..... Personally, I wouldn't place too much faith in the quoted figures because of the use of four different Floscan units instead of accurately measured fuel containers for each run....
The point David made is valid, if you run the engine off a calibrated container you would know exactly what the engine is using.
The trouble with flow meters is that they can be inaccurate if you get air bubbles in the fuel or if the flow rate changes very quickly or if there is dirt in the system or if the fuel is warmer or colder, or if the RH is high or low etc etc etc.

Flowscan also manipulates the results, it counts pulses but displays lph (and others rates) these results are smoothed and averages and without knowing how it is done it is difficult to set much store by them.

Rather than trying to use pseudo science to show the difference between these engines it would have been better to do an ‘on the day’ test of how far each boat could get on 250 ltrs with the boats running abreast across the channel. At least this way each boat would have seen the same conditions and speeds (more or less) and the last one to run out would defiantly win Des
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and the last one to run out would defiantly win Des [/QUOTE]

Or lose depending on your point of view how do you get these four boats home without petrol bearing in mind you may need 1000 ltrs
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Or lose depending on your point of view how do you get these four boats home ........
Could be the start of a new article for RI on 'How we got rescued from the channel' Would make more interesting reading than some of the other drivel Des
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Just booked my 250 F/Stroke Yamaha in for its first service 10 hour With
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R.I says that the serivicing is then every 50 hours when in fact its every 100 hours and BHG says its a two year warranty Not a Three year warranty as published
More mistakes?. I wonder if there is a poor sod out there who has purchased an engine on the strength of this report. going back to fuel figures, i have always found that if you fill to the brim do your test refill devide ltr by gps miles you wont go far wrong.
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Dunno what you're laughing at Mr. GED.

The Etec results are horseshit as well.

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Look on the Suzuki US website. At 5000rpm 57litres per hour.

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The trouble with flow meters is that they can be inaccurate if you get air bubbles in the fuel or if the flow rate changes very quickly or if there is dirt in the system or if the fuel is warmer or colder, or if the RH is high or low etc etc etc.
Even if they all used the same calibrated flow meter, and it worked correctly, did they all use the same calibrated Tachometer? Presumably someone would have noticed that the suzi wasn't reaching the "expected" 8100 rpm at FOT?
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