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Old 09 August 2012, 01:49   #1
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Engine Hours

What is considered acceptable for an engine to have hours wise? Specifically a Suzuki DF140? Surely as the majority of engines are marinised car engines there shouldn't be a problem with hours as long as the engine is regularly serviced and flushed. A car equivalent would do many more hours than a boat engine and have more revs.
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Old 09 August 2012, 03:16   #2
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Hours is an important consideration when buying used but consider the maintenance history even more so.

A 3 year old motor with just 50 hours and no service history or a 3 year old motor with 500 hours and service history every 100 hours ? Which would you rather have ?

These motor have clocked up 2,000+ hours without even thinking about it but only if they have been looked after/sensibility priced would you want to consider one for purchase.

What are the specifics with the one your thinking about ?

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Old 09 August 2012, 05:06   #3
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Thanks for that. It's what i thought. I have a Suz 140 which has a full service history but just about to get it plugged in to check hours and get definitive print out as am looking to sell the boat.
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Does that engine do the funny thing with the tacho at startup, where it points to the number of hours run?
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If its an analogue gauge then yes it should do but not on start-up, just on the ignition switch on.

The bonus with the print-out is it will give a breakdown on the range of RPM each hour is at, so if you've only ever done half throttle its a big selling point. Likewise they will give you a current/historic fault printout which again helps when selling, stops the price being hammered down by the buyer!
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Thanks for that guys. I haven't noticed anything on start up but will look.

Its a big purchase so want to be transparent with any buyer and also be confident in what I am selling.

I know she hasn't been hammered though and I too don't want to get hammered on price as all i get goes towards next boat.
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See attached link for Suzuki tacho display of engine hours

hours on engine suzuki df70
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Thanks Longjohn, I'll give it a go.
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