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Old 15 September 2013, 03:47   #21
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You should also look at the new mercury 150 as its a lightweight powerful engine that's much simpler than either the etec or suzuki. Both good engines but have a look.
Its quite a bit heavier then the Etec 130 so Im not sure of the benefits?
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Old 15 September 2013, 14:21   #22
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Only 19kgs in it new 150 merc is only 203kg lightest 150 4stroke in production at the moment. It's also a 3 litre 4 cyl block so packs huge amount of torque for a 4 stroke.
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Old 19 September 2013, 11:40   #23
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Given the reply I've just received from Suzuki GB about the recent failures I've experienced with DF175s, I won't be buying any more engines from Suzuki this side of eternity - and I'd suggest you don't either.
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Given the issues it would be interesting to see that response really
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Old 19 September 2013, 13:28   #25
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In time I probably will; but at the moment I am preparing to take further steps in order to get this resolved to my satisfaction. This is not just a personal grievance - I consider that there are serious safety implications for all users of Suzuki DF150s and DF175s and that for a major manufacturer to sweep the discussion under the carpet is unacceptable.
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I've got an ETec on my boat. Advantages: relatively light and simple, starts first time every time come what may, remarkably efficient on oil, sounds good, good 'hole shot', only needs a service every three years and requires no run-in period. Disadvantages: not all that fuel efficient, annoying alarm warnings that can be over-sensitive and put the engine in a low-rev mode that's difficult to resolve, parts are a bit pricey. That's about it really.
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I've got an ETec on my boat. Advantages: relatively light and simple, starts first time every time come what may, remarkably efficient on oil, sounds good, good 'hole shot', only needs a service every three years and requires no run-in period. Disadvantages: not all that fuel efficient, annoying alarm warnings that can be over-sensitive and put the engine in a low-rev mode that's difficult to resolve, parts are a bit pricey. That's about it really.
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We have gone for the 130 Etec, however we may upgrade for the 150 Etec instead.....
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We have gone for the 130 Etec, however we may upgrade for the 150 Etec instead.....
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Just had a price for the new Merc F150 with full Smartcraft gauges all controls. fuel filters.prop of your choice etc from Boat show 7900.00 !!

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