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Old 17 January 2007, 17:51   #21
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140 vs 150 and 175

I am just hoping that the johnson is as good as the suzuki as its supposed to be identical.
Having read up on what Codders sent me on report, it may well transpire that the 140 is a "sweeter" engine than the bigger (and newer) 150/175.

As long as it works las and can pull a skiier out of the water it will do me.

By the way, any of you Computer nerds know how I can speed up the "hit rate "of the keys on my computer. its new and a bloody nuisence.
My spelling is bad enough and I normally ignore it if I have no spell checker, its worse when I know it and still its wrong because I hit keys too fast or hard.
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Old 17 January 2007, 18:01   #22
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Old 18 January 2007, 04:39   #23
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My 6hp Johnzuki (the white version) is one of the sweetest small capacity single cylinder engines I have come across, so if the characteristics extend to the bigger ones in the range they should be lovely personally I would buy the Suzuki cos black is easier to keep clean but there were no Suzuki DF6s available when I wanted one....

My thought when I first saw the specs on the new 150 was that is must be a lot less stressed (i.e. likely to have a longer life) than the 140 as it is something like 2.8 litres instead of 2 litres so the bhp/litre is way down. Time will tell I guess!
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Old 18 January 2007, 07:43   #24
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The question is though, as the 150hp is quite a bit heavier than the 140hp, would the extra 10hp make up for the weight disadvantage? I doubt it - add in the extra cost of the 150hp and I think the 140hp would be the better choice all-round. The 175hp is a totally different proposition of course.
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Old 18 January 2007, 15:00   #25
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Df140

The Suzuki DF140 will give you plenty of fun on your 6.5m RIB. I get just under 40kts at WOT (6100rpm) with a Suzuki 20in pitch S/S propeller. The engine is very quiet and I normally burn circa 15 ltrs per hour operating around the 4500-5500 rpm band. So overall it is a great engine, just lacking the extra punch of its bigger block brothers.
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Old 18 January 2007, 16:48   #26
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I am getting a ballistic 6.5 mtr with Johnson 140 on the back. is it enough for general messing about and skiing? The johnson 140 is the same as the Suzuki 140 df.
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I should imagine a 100 hp motor would be fine so the 140 should be more than good enough.
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Old 18 January 2007, 17:08   #28
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My 6hp Johnzuki (the white version) is one of the sweetest small capacity single cylinder engines I have come across, so if the characteristics extend to the bigger ones in the range they should be lovely personally I would buy the Suzuki cos black is easier to keep clean but there were no Suzuki DF6s available when I wanted one....

My thought when I first saw the specs on the new 150 was that is must be a lot less stressed (i.e. likely to have a longer life) than the 140 as it is something like 2.8 litres instead of 2 litres so the bhp/litre is way down. Time will tell I guess!
Yes Stephan, it is 2.9 ltr versus 2.045 ltr but there is also extra two cylinders in 150/175.

Thank you all or your info, I am actually looking forward to getting it.
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Yes Stephan, it is 2.9 ltr versus 2.045 ltr but there is also extra two cylinders in 150/175.

Thank you all or your info, I am actually looking forward to getting it.
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No - the 150/175 Suzukis are also 4 cylinder powerheads
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Old 18 January 2007, 17:23   #30
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6 versus 4

So it is, Hmmm, This is good news as I felt I should have gone for smooth 6.
Thank you Down Hillda,

anyone else ad to fuel consumption and prop advice for ballistic 6.5 and 140 for general messing about and ocasional skiing...
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