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Old 22 January 2013, 11:12   #1
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Suzuki DF140 any good?

Hi chaps,
are these engines reliable and robust?

the divingclub is going for one after ours was stolen.


and thoughts?
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Old 22 January 2013, 11:14   #2
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I have one on a Ribcraft 585 and I think its great Very good on fuel too
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Old 22 January 2013, 11:23   #3
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Yes, heard some very good reports about them!
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Old 22 January 2013, 11:37   #4
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We've had a few and they are very smart looking, age quite well and run smooth. You don't see them available used much, as people tend to keep hold of them when they have them

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Old 22 January 2013, 13:36   #5
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Cool thanks Guys. I have heard they are quite good and seen a few flying past me on larger ribs.

Thanks Fellow Ribnetters. :-)
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Old 22 January 2013, 13:51   #6
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Df140

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Old 22 January 2013, 13:56   #7
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A smooth, quiet, economical engine, but reputed to fall short on delivering its stated number of ponies.
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Old 22 January 2013, 14:06   #8
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I have one too on a ribquest 6.3. Good on fuel, true. Quite, true. Reliable, i have had a broke down after 65hours due to a broken low pressure gasoline pump. Repaired under warranty in Belgium, so no big deal. Since then no problems any more and now 300hours on the clock!!! Flying, not really behind a 6.3 m rib of that really UK quality built rib, should do a good job on a 5m rib though!!!

so in general a good engine. Always look what you really like to do the engine for you: speed, cruising economically, hole shot,....then decide.....
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Old 22 January 2013, 15:19   #9
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Hi chaps,
are these engines reliable and robust?

the divingclub is going for one after ours was stolen.


and thoughts?
You might find a better deal on a Merc 150hp 4 stroke.

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Great outboard, economical, quiet and reliable. In addition, it is probably the lightest 4 stroke available around the 140HP size.
I have also heard that it produces circa 130HP at the prop, but I would not let this put you off, it is a fabulous unit.
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