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Old 03 May 2009, 15:17   #1
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Tohatsu 90 TLDI

Thinking of buying one to replace an old Mariner F90 on a 5.6 m Avon rib used for diving.

They are a fair bit lighter than the Optimax 90 I am also thinking about, but some user info is always useful.

Any opinions on reliability, fuel economy etc, gratefully received.

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Old 03 May 2009, 15:21   #2
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Any opinions on reliability...
Try here...http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=29624
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tohatsu 90tdli

I have had one for the last 3 years and am very happy with it. it starts first time every time even after not being used for 6 months.The fuel consumption in the review are spot on.
below is a link for a objective reveiw of the 90 tdli.( I don't have anything to do with the reveiw).there are many other motor reviews on the same web site they are written in Australian.
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I remember reading a review in a British boating mag and the TLDi came top in it's class.
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SCORE! Another dialect for Codprawn to wage a War of Words on
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SCORE! Another dialect for Codprawn to wage a War of Words on
Nothing wrong with dialects - I just don't want the UK to become the 51st state of the USA!!!

I wish Ozzies wouldn't keep using Kph though..............
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Back to the business in hand, ive heard nothing bad about them at all, in fact all good!! i suppose you just need to take a brave step from the run of the mill lump's out there.!!
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Davybuoy has one on his 5.4SR and hasn't had anything bad to say about it.

My experiance of it has only been good, and I can never believe how little fuel it gets through.

If only they made something bigger than a 140HP, or do they now?

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Remember Tohatsu are actually Nissan - don't know why they don't use their proper name.
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Davybuoy has one on his 5.4SR and hasn't had anything bad to say about it.

My experiance of it has only been good, and I can never believe how little fuel it gets through.

If only they made something bigger than a 140HP, or do they now?

Nasher.

140 is old hat and aren't sold in the UK now. The 115 TLDI is the biggest they sell. They where looking developing a 140 TLDI when I was looking for a motor 2 years ago. It appears they decided not to go for it!
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