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Old 18 March 2014, 11:15   #1
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Yamaha V max

Any one got any experience of these?

Good motor or ? Can not find much on them. Is that a good sign lol,,, yamaha technology has always been reliable in my eyes
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Old 18 March 2014, 11:35   #2
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Hi Nugent,

My business partner runs a 150hp VMax (duo-prop) on his Ribtec 755. has had it for the last 10 years without any real probs. If that helps
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You eyeing up that revenger Ed ?

The V-max is HPDI, which were known for issues from what I remember.

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You eyeing up that revenger Ed ?

The V-max is HPDI, which were known for issues from what I remember.

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Grrrrr. Can't decide bought one but changed my mind already
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Old 18 March 2014, 17:43   #5
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Did my research on these big 225 / 250 (3,3li) Hpdi's - early ones had oil problems = blowing up. Fixed with an updated oil pump FOC fit but interesting not a recall... Late 3.3li engines had this from new. Plenty of these in the states, didn't sell well in the UK it seams.

The smaller 150 & 200 HPDI never had this problem.

Vmax is same as "normal" HPDI with duo prop. Haven't heard anything bad.

As someone now running a 250 HPDI it's a nice engine - performs / drinks fuel & sounds like a big 3 litre opti really which is just what you'd expect. You don't get smart craft gauges (which I like) - I've fitted a flo-scan to accurately monitor consumption.
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Just to clarify (can't edit from iPhone??) I like smart craft. I miss it on the yam. I've a feeling the late HPDI engines had a more advanced gauge (mine are yam digital gauges and display all you want to know, they just aernt smart craft and critically don't do fuel consumption calcs.)
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