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#11345654 - 01/14/16 10:52 AM Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews?
Stick um all Offline
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Registered: 03/29/12
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Have there been any major problems with this engine? I'm looking at a boat with this unit on it.

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#11346298 - 01/14/16 03:48 PM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Stick um all]
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What horsepower?
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#11346379 - 01/14/16 04:19 PM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Stick um all]
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they are good motors as long as the fuel system is maintained by changing all the filters every 100 hrs most folks don't .

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#11347620 - 01/15/16 08:41 AM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Stick um all]
BODA Offline
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i've never heard anything bad about a HPDI, when properly maintained. but they can grenade like anything else

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#11349199 - 01/15/16 08:15 PM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Stick um all]
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Just had to replace the fuel pump on my 175 HPDI. Came on my Skeeter TZX 190 when I bought it new in 2003. First repair in 15 years, so I'd say it has been a good engine for me.
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#11352778 - 01/17/16 10:52 PM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Stick um all]
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I have a 2006 Vmax HPDi 250... blew the powerhead after 192 hours. Don't buy one!
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#11354188 - 01/18/16 04:23 PM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: CAbaylor2014]
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Originally Posted By: CAbaylor2014
I have a 2006 Vmax HPDi 250... blew the powerhead after 192 hours. Don't buy one!


What did the mechanic say caused the failure?
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#11354212 - 01/18/16 04:31 PM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Fish Killer]
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Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
Originally Posted By: CAbaylor2014
I have a 2006 Vmax HPDi 250... blew the powerhead after 192 hours. Don't buy one!


What did the mechanic say caused the failure?

192 hours on a ten year old motor, I would say lack of use.
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#11354970 - 01/18/16 09:26 PM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Stick um all]
Rickmb Offline
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I have had my 175 for over three years now and it still starts on barely a kick of the starter.
The small block HPDIs are very reliable by what I have read and seen with my own.
The big block (200hp+) can have issues if the fuel system is not taken care of meticulously.
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#11355305 - 01/19/16 07:31 AM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Stick um all]
BODA Offline
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Registered: 06/10/14
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192 hrs, 10 years is a pretty long time to have anything run problem free, I have a 2006 VMAX 150 with 400+- hrs and I treat it like a rented mule, never had an issue (that I couldn't fix in the driveway). There are guys on the coast putting these motors on new hulls, they must be junk


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#11355469 - 01/19/16 08:56 AM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Chris B]
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Originally Posted By: Chris B
Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
Originally Posted By: CAbaylor2014
I have a 2006 Vmax HPDi 250... blew the powerhead after 192 hours. Don't buy one!


What did the mechanic say caused the failure?

192 hours on a ten year old motor, I would say lack of use.
These Yamaha motors are set up real rich on oil and require a carbon cleaning additive 100% of the time they are run. Yamaha Ring Free, Sea Foam or Quick clean. Have seen several blow up after changing owners. Majority quit using the carbon clean.
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#11356100 - 01/19/16 12:55 PM Re: Yamaha vmax HPDI reviews? [Re: Stick um all]
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Thanks I'm Lookng at a 2014 with a 175 HPDI. May get a skeeter with a 225 SHO

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