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Old 17 July 2011, 18:27   #1
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New Yamaha 4/5/6 - differences?

Friend of mine has told me he's just about to buy a new yamaha 6hp. Looking at the spec it looks as if the 4, 5 and 6hp are based on the same capacity block. Same max rom range. Same gear ratio.

Anyone know what's different between them? Can a 4 be modified into a 5 or a 6?
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Old 18 July 2011, 09:21   #2
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Friend of mine has told me he's just about to buy a new yamaha 6hp. Looking at the spec it looks as if the 4, 5 and 6hp are based on the same capacity block. Same max rom range. Same gear ratio.

Anyone know what's different between them? Can a 4 be modified into a 5 or a 6?
This isn't unusual, the Tohatsu 60C is the same block as a 70C. Yamaha 40hp (40V) uses the same block as (50G). The differences will be in the carbeurattors, restrictor plate, exhaust manifold, etc. You will need the part numbers for all engines to see what the exact differences are. More hassle than it's worth to buy a 4hp engine then try an upgrade to 6hp, by swapping parts, as you'll invalidate the 5 year warranty.
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The throttle stop, no more, no less.
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The throttle stop, no more, no less.
I didn't think there would be many differences - but I thought they might make it harder than that!

The old (1990s) 2.2 mercury / tohatsu just needed a restrictor plate taking out to bring it up to a 3.3 :-)

Thanks for the info.
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The throttle stop, no more, no less.
You guessing or you know for sure as in with facts?
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