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#11565546 - 04/25/16 10:18 PM 2003 yamaha 225 vmax
Table Rock Native Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/08/16
Posts: 13
Loc: Springfield, mo.
Any opinions about a 2003 yamaha 225 vmax or a 2005 yamaha vmax? Are these good motors. I have no experience with a yamaha, lifelong mercury person. Looking at 2 skeeter boats that have these motors. Thanks

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#11565631 - 04/25/16 11:38 PM Re: 2003 yamaha 225 vmax [Re: Table Rock Native]
wkh2006 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/10
Posts: 217
Loc: Atoka, OK
3.1 EFI or hpdi?

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#11571638 - 04/28/16 03:31 PM Re: 2003 yamaha 225 vmax [Re: Table Rock Native]
mitchmoore01 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 116
Loc: North Texas
They're good motors. Top end won't be the same as your mercurys, but they'lll be strong. I would go with the hpdi though, I don't have much of any experience with the efi other than that a lot of people I know still run them with little to no issues. Good luck with your purchase!
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#11575298 - 04/30/16 12:45 PM Re: 2003 yamaha 225 vmax [Re: Table Rock Native]
BODA Offline
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Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 220
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
I run a 2006 150Vmax, with CARBS! Ive had it for about 5 years now, never winterized it because I run it year round....it has done nothing but RUN

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#11575461 - 04/30/16 04:43 PM Re: 2003 yamaha 225 vmax [Re: Table Rock Native]
militarybrat Offline
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Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 2600
Loc: dalllas texas
V Max ox66 and the carb motors are pretty much bullet proof. I am not a fan of the HPDI and would not own one.
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#11603354 - 05/14/16 08:23 PM Looking [Re: Table Rock Native]
Table Rock Native Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/08/16
Posts: 13
Loc: Springfield, mo.
Wanting to spend around $15000 on a boat. Champion or Skeeter 20 footer. 200 HP mercury or Yamaha. Thanks.

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#11603619 - 05/14/16 11:15 PM Re: Looking [Re: Table Rock Native]
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Registered: 05/23/13
Posts: 735
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
If it is a Ox66 or HDPI, I would recommend going completely through the fuel system as a precaution. Like any motor, they can pop. The good is that they run fine for a while if not properly maintained. If they are properly maintained, you'll probably get many hours out of either of them. I have a Ox66. Not knowing the maintenance history, I went completely through the fuel system including sending the injectors off for a clean and calibrate. That's when I learned 4 of my 6 injectors were running rich. While better than lean, the motor wasn't finely tuned. Once I finished everything, it ran a ton better. Mind you, it wasn't running badly when I got it, but I wanted the piece of mind that everything was right.
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