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Written on: 08/08/2014 by pyPritchard195 (1 review written)
great low cost engine, they require a fair amount of maintenance but not a whole lot more than other outboards at twice the price. with regular fresh water flushes and the occasional oil change my 5hp has lasted years. I wouldn't recommend this engine to anyone without a good understanding of mechanics and maintenance as it would end up ruined within a month or two. however on the back of a 30kg boat and a single person aboard the engine can accomplish an enjoyable wave skipping speed, and a… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/08/2013 by Ruthy (2 reviews written)
Bought a new 4hp 4 stroke engine 4 weeks ago, 1st time out on the water it wouldn't start a helpful passer by stopped and advised us the choke cable was put on incorrectly! Took it back to the workshop who advised not only was the choke cable put on back to front it was too short and would have never worked. Workshop said they had repaired it but when we took it out again it still wouldn't start so its going back for a refund. Unfortunately cant get a refund on the inflatable we bought at the… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/05/2012 by boatboy (2 reviews written)
bought this 5 hp four stroke short shaft brand new first trip out broke down took it back and they ran it on there fuel tank and all fine. was told u should filter all fuel through a paper coffee filter as the are so fuel sensitive and and dirt will block the carb and stop running.after cleaning it was shards of red plastic from inside the external fuel tank that stopped it running not told by dealer about this so not very helpfull when miles from shore. On the plus side getting fuel return of… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2010 by ninkea (1 review written)
We purchased this motor new in Barcelona in '08 along with a new 2.9 inflatable as a tender for our yacht. The motor has never started well, sometimes stops for no reason but usually restarts again, has minor corrosion, the gear shift rod in the leg was rubbing on the output shaft and broke, the cutout switch has totally fallen apart and makes stopping difficult,just to mention a few faults. The motor no longer goes despite many efforts. This has all happened within a fuel consumption of less… Read Full Review
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