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Old 16 February 2007, 07:18   #1
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Evinrude 150 etec / Suzuki 140 / Optimax etc etc

Hello,

I need a new engine to replace my dead Honda 130hp. Any good offers out there at the minute, looking at engines like a Suzuki 140 or an Etec 150.

Not sure about another Honda, but will consider what is out there.

Can anyone help please?
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Old 16 February 2007, 13:26   #2
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There was a recent thread on this which posted a link to another thread of two years ago and teh Suzuki 140/Johnson 140 came out well as a smooth reliable and non thirsty engine. It is also quiter than the 150 by all accounts.

The ETEC got great write ups and seems a sound purchase with plenty of torque. A recent thread and thus pointer to You tube showed a Yam 150 and ETEC 150 in tug of war with the ETEC winning "Hands down" if you forgive the pun". There was a few issues about how honest it was but you will have that.

I spoke to someone in the Dublin Boat show who is supposed to be a specialist in Verado but he didnt know about the 150 which I found suspect.
There is more to life than 275 HP etc.

I intend on upgrading to the SUzuki 175 in due course...
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Old 19 February 2007, 08:23   #3
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I'm no expert, I have only ever had two engines. A suzuki 90 and a 150 etec.

I hate the etec. Had nothing but problems with it and even now it sounds like it's going to conk out at low speed. The fuel measurement system has never worked so I never know how much fuel is left for sure. Yes it's got loads of torque - so what. I would rather have a nice smooth acceleration.

I wish I'd had a nice suzuki.
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Old 19 February 2007, 18:09   #4
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I'm no expert, I have only ever had two engines. A suzuki 90 and a 150 etec.

I hate the etec. Had nothing but problems with it and even now it sounds like it's going to conk out at low speed. The fuel measurement system has never worked so I never know how much fuel is left for sure. Yes it's got loads of torque - so what. I would rather have a nice smooth acceleration.

I wish I'd had a nice suzuki.
Thank you or That Peter. You have made up my mind if I need to upgrade...
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Old 20 February 2007, 08:00   #5
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I have a Johnson 140 4-stroke (same as the suzuki) and absolty love it. It's incredably quiet and smooth, responsive, and its very economical. Optis (imho) are noisey and thursty.
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Old 20 February 2007, 08:24   #6
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Aidan,

Do you know you can fly Galway to Southampton now? You can come over and out for a spin and I'll show you the good points / bad points of the etec.

I have family in Mayo and I think Southampton / Galway is going to be better than our usual Gatwick / Knock.

So if I'm passing by your place.........
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Suzuki 140 / Johnson 140 4 stroke

What is the honest opinions of this engine?

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Old 20 February 2007, 13:42   #8
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Aidan,

Do you know you can fly Galway to Southampton now? You can come over and out for a spin and I'll show you the good points / bad points of the etec.

I have family in Mayo and I think Southampton / Galway is going to be better than our usual Gatwick / Knock.

So if I'm passing by your place.........
Hi Peter, e-mail coming your way. Aidan
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I have a Johnson 140 4-stroke (same as the suzuki) and absolty love it. It's incredably quiet and smooth, responsive, and its very economical. Optis (imho) are noisey and thursty.
Hi Tim, glad you like it, I am hoping to get my one soon. Have you serviced it with Suzuki or johnson.
Is there any difference in it at all between that and Suzuki and why did you opt for johnson.

I will upgrade to Suzuki 175 if there is not enough oomph!!!

What specific boat are you driving with it.

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What is the honest opinions of this engine?

Stephen
HI stephan, I have never had one of these engines but my fairley detailed research work tells me that thie engine is :
Very Frugal,
Smooth,
Quiet,
Reliable
small in footprint and light,
better than the 150 as its power to weight ratio is better and is all tehg above better than the 150

PS I am getting one (140 Johnson 2nd hand)on a 6.5 ballistic soon, hopefully.
so it wins on everything bar low end torque.

I believe the 150 has a higher capacity than the 140 and thus lower end torque. However if the 150 is the same as the 175 then I would opt for teh 140 or 175 suzuki depending on what its going on.
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