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yamaha outboards new powerheads #10351297 10/15/14 07:34 PM
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i would like to see how many people have had to replace there powerheads on there yamahas and how old was the motor mine was 5 years old

Re: yamaha outboards new powerheads [Re: river oaks] #10351440 10/15/14 08:34 PM
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New to me 2000 Ox66 200hp... 14 years and still on the original powerhead.


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12 year old, same powerhead.200 Ox66.

Re: yamaha outboards new powerheads [Re: river oaks] #10351673 10/15/14 10:29 PM
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o2 200 hpdi, 13 yrs, 1000 plus hrs, same powerhead, but had to replace the fuel pumps.

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My last motor was a 2005 Yamaha OX66 200 and I was the second owner. I bought the boat and put over 700 hours on my Humminbird Electronics so motor had some hours. Ring Free, Quicksilver Premium, and Stabil and sold the boat with no major problems except general maintenance.

Was a good motor. In a 250 SHO now so I hope for the same luck.

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Re: yamaha outboards new powerheads [Re: river oaks] #10352571 10/16/14 12:34 PM
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02 yamaha ox66 for me original powerhead, last yamaha was on its 3rd when I sold it first was 12 years old and spun a bearing, second lasted 4 years threw 2 rods due to water/ethanol in fuel.

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They blow up all of the time for different reasons. Most being owner neglect involving the fuel system, except for you know what.


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Make SURE you change the oil and filter per their maintenance schedule!!

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most of the time they go down is lack of service on hpdi s they recommend filters every 100 hrs some folks don't do anything until they start to lose performance then they try liquid mechanic an by that time a cylinder is down. no more fuel an oil that they use both need to clean an good.

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Re: yamaha outboards new powerheads [Re: river oaks] #10353544 10/16/14 07:51 PM
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well in my case i did all the maint. right used gas treatment every time. but still lost a cylinder. it was 5 months out of warranty
but yamaha still fix it witch was grate of them. but will it only last another 5 years.o i have the hpdi 2 stroke. but now looking at the sho but i see some of them used boats 3 to 4 years old for sale with new powerheads on there sho .

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When they first came out with the SHO there were some problems, so many of the older SHO's that you see will have had a power head replaced. Supposedly the problems have been corrected. I hope so, because I am buying one next week!


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Re: yamaha outboards new powerheads [Re: river oaks] #10355435 10/17/14 02:35 PM
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get extended warranty

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200 hp ox66 1999 still going , smokes a lot but still going

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