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Eagleman posted 04-23-2001 11:31 AM ET (US)   Profile for Eagleman   Send Email to Eagleman  
I'm looking at a Whaler that has a pair of 1989 Yamaha C/R 200 HP engines. With reasonable care how many hours can a person expect to get out of these engines before I can start looking for problems? I've never owned Yamaha's before,these engine have been only in fresh water. General rules of thumb for longevity is what I'm looking for. Thanks
maverick posted 04-23-2001 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
Hi, Eagleman - When I bought my 85 18.6 (2nd hand), it had the original Yammy 150 (1985) on it. It was a bit salty but not bad. Ran great. I used from about 1995-1998. Was "salty" + but ran great. Aside from the salt wear, I might've kept it another year. Had no complaints. I probably put 150 hours on it myself. Best, Mav
dfmcintyre posted 04-23-2001 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Russ -

It's really going to depend on how many hours are on them _now_.

In my area, most have had _very_little_ problems with them. One comment from a former dealer was that they mount them, then never see them again, aside from the normal stuff (plugs, lower unit lube, grease, impellers).

If they are average use and well maintained, I'd guess another 10 years, easy.

Did you go down?

FISHNFF posted 04-24-2001 01:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
Usually 2000 hours is all most of us see on our 70s and 90s. Of the big Yamaha's I've run, had rebuilds at 400 and 1200 on a 1987 175, and 600 hours on a 1994 200. The 175 now has 1600 and the 200 has 1800. Always ran good fuel and Yamalube. Each time linked to too much pitch, lugging motor.

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