Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 23 September 2019, 07:39   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 1
I have aquired a Engine for my rib but know very little about it.

Hello i havs Aquired a engine i believe to be dt85 hp but know very little about it as its quite diffrent to the much smaller engines ive Dabbled in previosly. And ive reas maybe i would need additional controls and gauges as its a larger Engine would these be universal or would they be speciifc parts this engine? What would i need additionaly to run this Engine on my Rib all i have currently is the Engine.


Many thanks
__________________

__________________
Quart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 September 2019, 10:10   #2
Member
 
spartacus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,697
RIBase
Welcome to the forum.

That's an old engine now (circa 1988-2000).

At the very least you'll need remotes for it, and probably a tacho. I don't know enough about the engine, but would suspect the trim switch would be integrated on the remote, along with the kill-switch.

It looks like it was an auto-lube. The display gauge isn't essential as long as you check the oil reservoir regularly.

This is a useful guide for part numbers and diagrams.
https://www.brownspoint.com/store/pc/suzuki/dt85/05.asp
__________________

__________________
Is that with or without VAT?
spartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 September 2019, 15:49   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Winchester
Boat name: The Bandit
Make: Ribtecer 535
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 90 2-Stroke
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 357
Not saying anything directly, but - this guy joined Sept 19, has an engine with no controls or dials and wants advice.

Just saying, where did this outboard come from?
__________________
Ribtecer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 September 2019, 18:29   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ribtecer View Post
Not saying anything directly, but - this guy joined Sept 19, has an engine with no controls or dials and wants advice.

Just saying, where did this outboard come from?
Probably the local tip, they werenít much good when new 30 years ago.
__________________
phantom 19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 September 2019, 05:09   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: north ayrshire
Boat name: charlie girl
Make: reiver 3.8/regal3760
Length: 10m +
Engine: 40hp 2st 2x6lp 315
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,235
Quote:
Originally Posted by phantom 19 View Post
Probably the local tip, they werenít much good when new 30 years ago.
Brutal! But about right lol
__________________
beamishken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 September 2019, 06:46   #6
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,197
I’m interested why you think a DT 30 of that age is any worse than anything from other makers of the same vintage.

All I can think of is their tendency to corrode waterways and snap head bolts if you try to take them apart, but all other makes are the same.

I’d view it as cheap, and light in weight, power to have some cheap fun with.

Nasher.
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 September 2019, 07:47   #7
Member
 
spartacus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Aberdeenshire
Boat name: Sula
Make: Ribcraft 4.8m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 60hp + aux
MMSI: 235087213
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,697
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ribtecer View Post
Not saying anything directly, but - this guy joined Sept 19, has an engine with no controls or dials and wants advice.

Just saying, where did this outboard come from?
I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.

It's not like we're giving away trade secrets!
__________________
Is that with or without VAT?
spartacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 September 2019, 07:52   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: north ayrshire
Boat name: charlie girl
Make: reiver 3.8/regal3760
Length: 10m +
Engine: 40hp 2st 2x6lp 315
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,235
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
Iím interested why you think a DT 30 of that age is any worse than anything from other makers of the same vintage.

All I can think of is their tendency to corrode waterways and snap head bolts if you try to take them apart, but all other makes are the same.

Iíd view it as cheap, and light in weight, power to have some cheap fun with.

Nasher.
As phantom says they were bottom of the big 4 makers 30 years ago & I doubt they have improved with age.
The ops 85 is an unknown quantity & Needs money spent to find out if & how it runs. Personally i wouldnt spend money on it, I would if it were a yamaha but not a suzuki.
If you have a 30 which is running and behaving then fine keep using it but spending on an unknown one of those is risky to say the least
__________________
beamishken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 September 2019, 13:54   #9
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,197
Interesting that, not sure why I typed DT30, I was talking about Quart's DT85.

I have a DT200EFI and it's a great engine, I've just abused it for far too long.

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with the view of 80's and 90's Suzuki 2-strokes being rubbish, I've had a few of different sizes, and they've all been peaches.

Nasher.
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 September 2019, 16:17   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
Interesting that, not sure why I typed DT30, I was talking about Quart's DT85.

I have a DT200EFI and it's a great engine, I've just abused it for far too long.

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with the view of 80's and 90's Suzuki 2-strokes being rubbish, I've had a few of different sizes, and they've all been peaches.

Nasher.
I take it you didnít make your living in the 80s/90s repairing them when theyíve rotted out yet again?
__________________

__________________
phantom 19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:13.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×