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four stroke engines

Postby cajundukhunter » Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:27 pm

looking to buy a new boat with yamaha 25 four stroke. has anyone had trouble with motors? also any recommmendations on any other motors. thanx
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Postby Mathews Man » Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:12 pm

i think four strokes are the best. they are clean burning and quiet. I would not say there is a back brand of motor now days but i think if you found somthing in efi you would be set geat cold weather starting
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Postby hoover » Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:20 am

i also think 4 strokes are the way to go if your boat can tolerate the additional weight as they are considerably heavier. i like the thought of an EFI motor but have wondered if you can rope pull an EFI outboard and start it ???? My jeep has a fuel injected engine and it is not possible to roll it down a hill and clutch start it...you need electricity to run the elec fuel pump...so it has to be jumped if i leave my lites on, etc....i always thought that was the reason that the smaller engines were not fuel injected...anybody know for sure if you can rope pull a fuel injected outboard ??? or a fuel injected ATV ???
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Postby cajundukhunter » Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:10 pm

i've been hearing some bad things about four strokes, like water getting in from exhaust. was wandering if anyone has encountered any problems with engines
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Postby Mathews Man » Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:42 pm

There is battery efi and batteryless like. for example arctic cat snowmobiles started with battery efi in the early 90s my new cat is just pull with efi but i am pretty sure the same gos for boat motors the efi runs off the cdi ignition when you pull the motor over it sends the same electricity as the spark plugs uses to the injectors. most will have a battery just for the convenice for electric start and optional lights and so on
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Postby Admin2 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:20 am

I know you can rope pull the smaller 4 strokes


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Postby Honkers41 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:25 pm

Cajun i have 2 , 4 strokes yamahas...i've honestly..had o trouble with either.....i change the oil twice a year and change the lower end oil..lube it regulary...should run for ever.....remember your motor is as good as you takecare of it.......Honkers45...
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Postby Gooseboy » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:12 pm

4 strokes are a ton better. Doesnt smoke as much and is cleaner. i have a 40hp yamaha 4 stroke outboard and its powerful and silent.
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Postby 870 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:41 pm

4 strokes all the way, i'm in my 3rd year with my Honda it's been great :thumbsup:
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Postby michiganduckhunter » Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:55 pm

Recently bought a 25 hp 4 stroke Yamaha. I've only had it out 4 times, runs great, no problems. More experienced boat owners just encouraged me to follow the break in instructions for the first 10 hours. Good luck
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Postby bcinerie@aol.com » Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:46 pm

I have a 18 hp tohatsu it is a great motor!!!! 3 big guys, gear layout 16ft aluminum boat and still does 15 mph. with burning only like 5 gal a day runnjing hard from 5am to 3 pm !!!!!! can not beat um


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Postby Grant48 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:58 pm

I have a Mercury 15 hp 4-stroke. So far, I like it.
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Postby waterfowler82 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:58 pm

Well, if you aren't convinced already, you may want to consider the laws in your state. I've heard that some areas have restrictions on 2-stroke motors because of the level of pollution that they produce vs. a 4-stroke. I have a 2-stroke now and it is loud and stinky...I wish I had a 4 stroke...
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Postby Gooseboy » Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:53 pm

:withstupid: about the laws.
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Postby greenster » Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:45 pm

4 Strokes are nice, quiet, and fuel efficient but they have one major flaw well two... but retaining to the main thing, The merc's have a problem with head gasket just giving out, there made cheep and will not hold though I only seen this problem on 25hp+ I am sure its on all application. The Yamaha head gaskets are having problem in winter water freezes busts seals and head gaskets gives away also, so. They are the main reasons why I stick to my 2 stroke, that and I don’t have enough money to buy a motor.
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Postby Novamag » Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:38 am

Had a Merc 90 4 stroke, blew up with 150 hours on it, just off warranty. Babied it. THEY SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Park Duck » Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:45 am

I'll stick with the 2stroke my 30 nissan dosen't drink to much gas and is way lighter and hauls ***
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Postby jfarmer » Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:30 pm

i would buy 2 two stoke nissian or tohatsu in the tldi motor.tldi mean two-stoke low-pressure direct injection iit is lighter it is faster and it has just as good emission.The two-stoke well get better feul mileage also in the tldi motor than the four-stokes.
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:16 pm

:withstupid: J farmer and Park duck. I love my nissan, i have tried to tear it up and cant do it .
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Postby duckhunter6 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:03 am

Last year my dad bought a 4 stroke 60 hp motor. they are perfect in every way...they are just so quite and are very reliable!
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Postby suskiedrake » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:41 pm

I have both 2 and 4 stroke yamahas as well I still prefer the 2 stroke when its cold it takes a lot less time to warm up at the dock.....
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