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Old 03 February 2013, 15:21   #11
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I paid £800 for my long shaft about 3-4 months ago. Now needs a new cd unit which has cost me £171 so I didn't get a great deal after all
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Old 03 February 2013, 16:09   #12
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A.J. Don't know too much about your problem, but have a read of this, hope it helps;

2007 Tohatsu MFS 9.8A3 Ignition problem, died at WOT and only 1500 rpm now
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Old 03 February 2013, 16:24   #13
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A.J. Don't know too much about your problem, but have a read of this, hope it helps;

2007 Tohatsu MFS 9.8A3 Ignition problem, died at WOT and only 1500 rpm now
Hi Ribtecer,

Thanks for this very interesting and sounds very similar symptoms. We have cleaned carbs, spark plugs and fuel. Turns out only one of the spark plugs is sparking. Unfortunately the CD unit is rubber sealed so you can't open it up and fix it. There is also an earthing problem and looks like moisture has got into the unit. Safer to replace as next time there may not be people around to tow me back.

Still interesting link.
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No probs, perhaps just keep your old CD unit until your sure is no good, if your problems carry on at least you will know there is money to get back for it.
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hello all , its my first post and am looking to get a 3m+ sib + motor for fishin and fun. I might bid on this engine. Will it be a reliable engine ? Is this model reliable. help appreciated
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Most Engines are reliable, if well maintained.

The only engine i know that tends to be unreliable is the 8M-Betepok, but thats a Soviet engine and no-one sane would buy those anyway ;D
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Yes this make and model has an excellent reputation, but like anything it will depend on how itís been used and maintained.

I bought mine from a Rib.netter around 18 months ago, so far it has been a peach but it was/is in near perfect condition, it was expensive but you do get what you pay for.

I had to buy it with a boat and sell the boat on; it seemed worth the effort because it was such a nice engine.

Hope that helps and good luck with your search.
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The only engine i know that tends to be unreliable is the 8M-Betepok, but thats a Soviet engine and no-one sane would buy those anyway ;D
Yeah... the reputation is pretty bad for those, mainly used as anchors i guess....

Here a funny article in english about it, title tells it all! "An attempt to make a real engine from Veterok"

An attempt to make a real engine from Veterok
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Though, i have to say, I own a Neptun 23 and it can compete with my 2001 Merc 20 HP on fuel consuption and speed and it is lighter... it just needs so much oil and is so loud.. but reliable like sh*t.

Only the Betepoks sucked, most other Soviet engines were okay.
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hello all , its my first post and am looking to get a 3m+ sib + motor for fishin and fun. I might bid on this engine. Will it be a reliable engine ? Is this model reliable. help appreciated
A 3.1-3.4 metre SIB with that engine would be just lovely and easy to transport and set up even on your own.
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