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Old 20 May 2012, 15:56   #1
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high engines any good ?

anyone running high hour engines ?

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Old 20 May 2012, 16:07   #2
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Old 20 May 2012, 16:28   #3
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What do you class as 'high hour' ?
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Old 20 May 2012, 16:33   #4
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Hi have no idea how may hours my OBM has done but its alot.
its 21 years old now and I have had it since new.
Now worries about taking it out at all.
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Old 20 May 2012, 16:51   #5
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I don't know if 983 hours falls in that bracket, but my 2002 evinrude has still got plenty go in her, I've been told she'll need a rebore at 3000, dunno how much that is though.
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Old 21 May 2012, 00:40   #6
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Etecs are "supposed" to be good for 5000hrs before needing major surgery.
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Old 21 May 2012, 02:05   #7
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Had Yams and Honda's in with 3500+ hours but in fairness these are the 2 major brands used by the fisheries and fishermen where we are. I am also not saying that other engines would also not be ok at those hours, just that we have not seen them.

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Old 21 May 2012, 05:33   #8
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There is likely going to be a 1952 vintage Seagull out there shoving a canal barge along with 10000000 hours on the clock.

And the owner would never be the wiser as to whether it needed a rebore or not!

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