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Old 14 December 2005, 06:48   #1
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Suzuki 225 EFI

I'm currently looking at a Suzuki 225 EFI. Can anyone tell me if there are any well known reliability issues with this model and how thirsty I can expect it to be on the back of an artic 22?

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Old 14 December 2005, 07:32   #2
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Nasher has the 200 efi I believe, and Codprawn says he is going to put a 225 efi on the back of the CodCraft. I believe they have 2 sparks plugs per cylinder and are generally reliable, although Nasher posted of a few electrical problems a while ago.

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Old 14 December 2005, 10:23   #3
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It is supposed to be a great engine - probably the smallest lightest 225 on the market - very well proven - has twin plugs and ceramic topped pistons. Oil injection and apparently not much worse than the newer outboards on fuel.

I did a lot of research before I bought mine - only 2 real probs are a lumpy spot at about 1500rpm and there were some failiures of the ceramic pistons tops at about 0 - 40hrs - the general feeling was tat if they pass that 40hr mark with no probs they will go on for 2000hrs easily!!!

STILL haven't got to try mine yet!!!
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Think I'm going to buy it subject to a testing. The bloke also has another similar engine which is damaged; apparenlty the head bolts have sheered off. Would this be hard to repair?
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The 225's are thirstier than the 200's.

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..apparenlty the head bolts have sheered off.
Walk away from that one, Tim.
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The 225's are thirstier than the 200's.



Walk away from that one, Tim.
How thirsty are we talking?
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My 200 used to return about 1lt/mile on a heavy 6.5mtr. I can't give you figures for the 225 because the data went with the boat when I sold it but I do remember being surprised by the difference. Anecdotal evindence suggests gas guzzler.
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I read plenty of comments from people who reckoned it wasn't that bad - I don't see why it would be worse than a 200 unless at WOT as they are very similar engines. If anything I would have thought the twin spark would have made it better!!!
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It's a while ago now but I seem to remember the mapping being different.
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