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Old 07 May 2008, 16:15   #1
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Looking for a new 90Hp engine...

I am looking to buy a new 90Hp outboard engine in the next month, I am looking for a 2stroke DI and no 4-stroke (too heavy for my boat) .
The price's here In Belgium are just ridiculous, so I would buy one in the UK and bring it over. Since UK is part of the EU there are no extra taxes or costs, and the most warranties are covered in Europe so...

I'v been looking around on the net and found some Tohatsu's 90Hp Tldi for 4,595 GBP, I was looking for an E-Tec but the price difference seems too big,

Does anybody know where I can get better prices or about the reliability of the Tohatsu TLDI ?


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Old 07 May 2008, 16:19   #2
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they are supposed to be very good
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Old 07 May 2008, 16:35   #3
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Resale Value of TLDI Tohatsu's aren't very good as they aren't that popular over here for some reason. All the feedback I had was that they are realy good motors and fuel efficient. Are they not rebadged Nissans?
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Old 07 May 2008, 17:19   #4
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Pacer marine have new mariner opti 90's @ 4800. A bit more money but better resale value, E-Bay item number 160171797395
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Old 07 May 2008, 17:36   #5
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It may be worth confirming the service frequency and warranty before spending hard earned euros - I did hear that servicing is 3 months ? and warranty 1 year parts nly ?/..... it may only be hearsay ( from a Mercury dealer) but worth checking.
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The Mercury is 170kg versus the Tohatsu and Evinrude at 143kgs.

The Tohatsu has a very good name - the tldi was really praised in one test I read about.
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Thanks for the info, I'll look around for another couple of weeks and then get one.
And indeed weight is important, 170Kg is too heavy for me.
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Try talking to Holes Bay Marine in Poole, last week, over the phone with no haggling they offered one for 4,300. You might also want to PM Davybouy, he got one not too long ago. Only issue is PDI - all you can do is physically connect the motor to the boat, do not turn the key - it may invalidate the warranty.
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Resale Value of TLDI Tohatsu's aren't very good as they aren't that popular over here for some reason. All the feedback I had was that they are realy good motors and fuel efficient. Are they not rebadged Nissans?
Excellent tough engines very well priced, Nissan's are rebadged Tohatsu's. Why are not that popular, cause were used mostly by Japanese fishermen for Japanese market, have entered international markets not very long ago as Yamaha, Mercury, Mariner have. If it weren't a good manufacturer, Mercury would't have a joint venture with them in engines 2.5 to 50 HP, 2 strokes from the year 1988 and 2.5 to 30 HP, 4 strokes from the year 1998 to present days with own colors and logo. Tohatsu has been manufacturing engines for more than 50 years obtaining international awards and highly recommended on reputed boaters magazines. Presently are sold in 60 countries worldwide.

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