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Arriba posted 08-16-2001 10:16 AM ET (US)   Profile for Arriba   Send Email to Arriba  
I am new at buying engines. Been a long time since the last purchase of one. I have a 140 Evinrude, runs great, just time to replace. It is on a 20ft 1977 Revenge. I have been told of a local Evinrude Dealer that has 2000 (new) Evinrudes and is discounting the price, however, there is no factory warranty offered. Does this sound right and should I be interested?
Bigshot posted 08-16-2001 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Does not sound right! I thought they were doing 2000 warranties, not 99. Anyhow, warranty is only 1 year anyway. You can also get an aftermarket warranty for up to 5 years. Personally if the price is right....
Whaletosh posted 08-16-2001 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
could be that this dealer is not going to carry Evinrude/Johnson motors for some reason and simply is stating this to avoid having to deal with you if you do have problems.
TightPenny posted 08-16-2001 04:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
Bombadier will honor the warranty on new 2000 and 2001 OMC engines. My 2001 90hp Johnson ate a carburator body (porous wall) and it was replaced under warranty at a dealer that didn't sell me the engine.
blackdog posted 08-17-2001 08:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
I believe the warranty is 2 years on my 2001 Ficht, not sure about 2000’s. I agree that doesn't sound right, ask some more questions.

As Whaletosh said if he is jumping ship on Evinrude he probably will not service the engine. In which case you would need to go to another dealer and they of course will take care of their customers 1st so you may loose some boating time.

To Me- service is key. I will pay a little more for it. These engines are getting too complicated to be a shade tree mechanic anymore. On my engine I inspected my plugs and put them back in. Turns out there is a procedure for this as the gap should face a certain direction – “Indexing”. I could have fouled all my plugs, dumb luck I had put them back in correctly... :)


llewellyn posted 08-17-2001 10:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for llewellyn  Send Email to llewellyn     
I agree about service and is largely why I bought a 90 Merc. instead of a 90 Yamaha which i'd rather have purchased, even at about $700 more. I do believe I'd wait a year or so to see how the Bombadier/OMC engines and warranties perform.

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