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Old 09 June 2013, 08:29   #1
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yamaha 250 vs evinrude 250

Hi Guys
Cracking situation to be in but I am looking at purchasing twin 250's for our chase boat for work. I have been using evinrudes for the past few years (all be it smaller models up to 115) and have been really pleased with them, however I have always liked the look of the Yams.

The evinrudes returned great reliability and economy however we did have a few issues with the evinrudes that were expensive to repair due to the specific nature of the injectors.

Personally I am a firm believer of who is able to offer you good service and warrenty will probably win out as both manufacturers are great.

Any views would be welcome to help me make up my mind.

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Old 09 June 2013, 08:55   #2
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The evinrudes returned great reliability and economy however we did have a few issues with the evinrudes ...
Not sure I caught that ...
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Old 09 June 2013, 09:03   #3
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Not sure I caught that ...
I heard it. He means they reliably throw an injector in the presence of two or more water molecules. You save a fortune in petrol while waiting for the replacements - so very economical
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I heard it ...
Ah, got it. Now. On the same basis my Suzuke has been reliable and economical whilst I'm on crutches
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Ah, got it. Now. On the same basis my Suzuke has been reliable and economical whilst I'm on crutches
On that note any reason why is only Evinrude or Yam??

Suzy, Merc????
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Etecs will make a nicer noise! But will drink a load of expensive oil...
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......But will drink a load of expensive oil...
As opposed to putting it in the sump every year
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As opposed to putting it in the sump every year
If you're getting through a gallon in your sump every outing you might want to visit a mechanic!
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Ended up with these two as the dealers and service guys are close by. Of course i could get others but they have to come from further afield, thus in my experience less inclined to get you out the poo at 4pm on a friday! In all seriousness the etec i have used in the past have been great, yes they use oil but their fuel return figures were good so it kind of weighed off, the good thing was the 300 hour service cycle.
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If you're getting through a gallon in your sump every outing you might want to visit a mechanic!
That's some outing Just done 370nm in Oban & used a gallon & half (US) which is about 5.5L in real money. Add that to the 3 year/300hr service interval & the numbers soon start to balance out. AND you have something on the back that's eager to go, not a lump of lard that needs 10 minutes written notice that you would like to move please if it's not too much trouble
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