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Hudsojo posted 11-18-2003 04:06 PM ET (US)   Profile for Hudsojo   Send Email to Hudsojo  
I have the ability to buy a brand new 2003 Suzuki 225 EFI 2-stroke for a great price but don't know anything about the quality of these motors. Does anyone have any advice or comments re: repowering a 1982 Outrage 22 with the Suzuki 225hp 2-stroke? Dependable? Any unique problems I should be aware of? Thanks!
Knockerjoe posted 11-18-2003 05:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Knockerjoe  Send Email to Knockerjoe     
I don't know if it is still a problem but some Suzukis were known for corrosion problems. Otherwise they are great motors. Some people stay away from them due to not having a local dealer and parts source.
Bigshot posted 11-19-2003 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Great engine and since Zuki went to ALL 4 strokes you can get them for about $7500. My friend ran a 200 for years and now runs twin 115's and a 60. I have owned 3 of them and still have a 70hp. Great engines. They also come with a polished SS prop, make sure you get it.
jimp posted 11-19-2003 03:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
Hudsojo -

Not a lot to tell you. I repowered my 1990 Revenge 22 WT with a 2003 225 Merc Optimax. I looked at the 2003 Suzuki 225 EFI, and it had the best price, by far ($2,500 cheaper than the Optimax). Talking to local folks who had the Suzuki 225 or a Suzuki 200, they said it was VERY thirsty, but ran GREAT.

Guess it comes down to what you want to get. Good price, fuel economy, service, etc.


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