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Old 23 February 2016, 15:07   #31
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David, It will be interesting to see how you feel about the DF20 over the course of this year, i know you will give us the good and the bad.
Unless i go for a small rib in the future, I have been thinking about this engine for my Aerotec as an upgrade from my 2 stroke.

I felt my 15 needed to be worked too hard with any more than two people which is why i upgraded to the 25. Effortless cruising. Hope it works for you.
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Old 23 February 2016, 21:41   #32
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>>> I got a small yam one 70 pacer marine

Yep that is the sort of thing I was looking at... Suzuki do one at similar money that could even be the same unit. Where did you mount yours? Of course I'll have to work out something re mounting posn for my car transported setup.

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Yamaha Water Separating Fuel Filter Up to 70hp Small 907944688100
Yep that's the one mounted on the transom of course your going to need a different set up, as a suggestion if you have a bar engine lock use that to mount, that way it's detachable by means of just a padlock cost around 30.
Or you could look at a cup holder type set up where it just clips over the transom or held in place by the engine clamps or clamp
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Old 24 February 2016, 03:28   #33
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just had my eBay account show a fuel separator sold by barnet marine 46.95 glass bowl.

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Old 01 March 2016, 07:13   #34
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I know this Suzuki 20hp will be dealer services at least for the initial 20hr and following four yearly ones to keep up the warranty but I always like to know about my engines so just bought the official workshop manual for what I thought was a bargain 10. From these folks...

SUZUKI DF15A, DF20A FOUR STROKE OUTBOARD SERVICE MANUAL | eBay
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Old 01 March 2016, 08:58   #35
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I know this Suzuki 20hp will be dealer services at least for the initial 20hr and following four yearly ones to keep up the warranty but I always like to know about my engines so just bought the official workshop manual for what I thought was a bargain 10. From these folks...

SUZUKI DF15A, DF20A FOUR STROKE OUTBOARD SERVICE MANUAL | eBay
i had one given me but i bet there around the 50 mark to buy from Suzuki bargain at a tenner
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I've had countless workshop manuals over a lifetime and this Suzuki one is very impressive being clear to understand but full of detail... great bedtime reading. The dealer had better not offer any flannel at the post Pdi handover or I'll be quoting sect 2A page 5 etc.

Have you hit a timing belt change interval on yours yet Jeff?
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I've had countless workshop manuals over a lifetime and this Suzuki one is very impressive being clear to understand but full of detail... great bedtime reading. The dealer had better not offer any flannel at the post Pdi handover or I'll be quoting sect 2A page 5 etc.

Have you hit a timing belt change interval on yours yet Jeff?
no only got 4 hours on her been a bit busy and changed a few things also waiting for a new dry suit to come then i will get her out and polish the ruining in hours off then i want to do some runs to look at a spare prop see if i can go up a pitch or two to have a bit of variety.
not looked at that interval yet what is it around 200hrs?

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Timing belt for the 20 given as a 4yr change point (with inspections at yearly service) with no mention of hours. 4yrs is an unfortunate interval as it forces you to pay for the swap to keep the 5th year warranty in force.
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Timing belt for the 20 given as a 4yr change point (with inspections at yearly service) with no mention of hours. 4yrs is an unfortunate interval as it forces you to pay for the swap to keep the 5th year warranty in force.
typical but then years ago five year guarantees weren't herd of grateful for small mercies i suppose.

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>>>years ago five year guarantees weren't herd of

Yes it's all a balance. 4yrs is a way off yet but come the time I'll see what the cost is and balance that against the benefit of that last year's warranty.
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