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22 outrage posted 03-06-2003 05:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for 22 outrage   Send Email to 22 outrage  
I'm looking to purchase a 1998 200 Yamaha Salt Water Series II to repower my 22 Outrage. I'm having a mechanic check the engine out, but was wondering if anyone has a couple of quick general pointers that I might be able look out for when I speak with the mechanic (i.e. what kind of compression numbers should I be looking for). Thanks in advance for your any help you could provide.
boxers posted 03-06-2003 11:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
Just sold a 1998 Yamaha Salt water series II that was on our 1998 OR-20. The last compression test was done in November with nearly every reading at 120 psi. The motor was very strong and had approx. 200 hours of use. I hope this helps.
boxers posted 03-06-2003 11:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
Just sold a 1998 Yamaha Salt water series II that was on our 1998 OR-20. The last compression test was done in November with nearly every reading at 120 psi. The motor was very strong and had approx. 200 hours of use. I hope this helps.
22 outrage posted 03-07-2003 04:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for 22 outrage  Send Email to 22 outrage     
Thanks, that does help. Just found out the cylinders were all 125 and even so, that sounds about right. Pretty sure I'm going to take it. Thanks for the feedback. By the way, any quirks you had with yours that you think I should watch for?
boxers posted 03-07-2003 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
None other than a quirk that effects most yamahas with an oil reserve tank on the engine. The cap to the oil reserve tank will in time leak-they all do. Since the cap has a built in sensor to detect a low oil condition, the part is expensive $125.00. You can place a zip tie around the cap so it won't leak. A yamaha mechanic shared this secret-pass it on.
boxers posted 03-07-2003 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
None other than a quirk that effects most yamahas with an oil reserve tank on the engine. The cap to the oil reserve tank will in time leak-they all do. Since the cap has a built in sensor to detect a low oil condition, the part is expensive $125.00. You can place a zip tie around the cap so it won't leak. A yamaha mechanic shared this secret-pass it on.
Bigshot posted 03-10-2003 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Yup...I zip tied mine, damn thing was making a mess out of my splash well when tilted.

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