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Old 02 April 2013, 08:57   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
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Suz 140 4 stroke

Any one know of any major dramas/ problems or thinigs to look out for with these engines.

I've never heard of any and I know several run them on various things?

JUst any experiance of them really ....?

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Old 02 April 2013, 09:09   #2
Country: Germany
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Boat name: Shibumi
Make: Brig Eagle 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
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Hi Peter,

I run the DF 140 since 5 years on my Brig Eagle 600 without any problems. I bought the complete package with about 200 operating hours. Meanwhile it's about 450.
- very quiet and smooth run (for example in comparison to a DF 115)
- only 186 kg
- Fuel consumption is about 0,4/km - 0,5/km
- it is not the strongest one. as I've read, about 128 real horsepowers

Conclusion: if you are not a real speedfreak I can recommend this engine.

Greetings from Germany

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Old 02 April 2013, 09:19   #3
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I've not heard of any either.

However, if you've got the choice and the boat won't be adversely affected by the weight the 150 is apparently the better motor as it's got loads more torque.It's heavier as it's the next block size up.
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Old 02 April 2013, 13:35   #4
Country: Belgium
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Boat name: Bliksem
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i got the 140hp (2008) low pressure fuel pump broke down after 50hours. after being replaced under warranty since then no problems anymore (now 300hours).
economical yes, quiet yes, but if i had the choice i would go for the 150hp bcoz the 140hp is too slow for me (torque)
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Old 06 April 2013, 13:50   #5
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
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I know a few guys who've got/had these motors and they've been great. Only problem, as Idrian says above, is that Soozook keep putting the wrong digits on the hood.
NoS is right, the DF150 is a much stronger motor, although heavier & thirstier. But that's what you get when you compare a 2.9 litre motor with a 2.1.
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Old 06 April 2013, 14:16   #6
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
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Roy Cruse thrashed the mother out of his and it never missed a beat. Silent on tickover, a bit of a manic bee in a jamjar at full tilt. The 150 is shedloads heavier I gather.

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