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Old 04 August 2014, 10:24   #1
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I'm thinking of buying a 2006 175HP 4 Stroke Suzuki with 500 hours on it. The engine has been well maintained and serviced religiously at the end of every season since new. I am wondering if the hours are high and should I be weary? Or is it small hours for an engine like this?
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It swill be fine as these will do a few thousand if looked after as it seems it has. My Suz 50 four stroke had done 770 and ran perfectly.
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I'm thinking of buying a 2006 175HP 4 Stroke Suzuki with 500 hours on it. The engine has been well maintained and serviced religiously at the end of every season since new. I am wondering if the hours are high and should I be weary? Or is it small hours for an engine like this?

High? I would have said pretty low. Approx 70 a year....not a lot really when you think about it.
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maintained properly it should be fine. Not sure if that has a brain but a Suzuki mechanic should be able to give you a break down in hours and RPM.

I tried a 2005 250 with 1600 hours and rebuilt heads from a big dealer across the county (USA) and it ate a valve in 7.5 minutes, that was a bummer. But still based on what I paid for the new one I would try a respectable used one first again. I ended up selling it for half of what I paid. I was out a couple $$grand, it hurt but was worth the gamble. Now I have payments and a new engine.
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At 500hrs it hasn't woken up yet.

A pal of mine that fishes out of Glenuig has a pair of suzuki's on the back of his Cheetah Cat, he changes them at 5000hrs, granted they are serviced twice a year but he never seems to have any problems with them.
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At 500hrs it hasn't woken up yet.

A pal of mine that fishes out of Glenuig has a pair of suzuki's on the back of his Cheetah Cat, he changes them at 5000hrs, granted they are serviced twice a year but he never seems to have any problems with them.
Like the Man said
My dealer supplies a lot to the Marine Pros and with those hours it's not even a consideration if it's been maintained.
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Go for it. Often a used but cared for engine is a better bet than a low hours engine!

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Might be worth asking about the air intake manifold - the valves therein are plastic and prone to head for the cylinders at some speed, with a potentially large amount of damage to engine and wallet. :-(
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