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    Default The 2007 140 suzuki four stroke ?

    Has anyone heard anything good or bad about the 2007 140 suzuki 4 stroke . I have heard that 4 strokes have lots of maintance to do on them ! valve and chain adj. ect. I have also heard that when salt water used it plays hell on the valve seats ! True ? Thanks JJB

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    Default Re: The 2007 140 suzuki four stroke ?

    Hi,

    Suzuki DF140 is very reliable 4-stroke. It has been on the market for about 4 or so years.
    I do not know if they have done any enhancement to the DF140 to 2007 season.

    I have a Yamaha F115 4-stroke (I have used it 4 seasons). Yes it is some more maintenance manuvers involved for a 4-stroke compared to 2-stroke but it is no problem really. I had a 2-stroke before.

    Valve adjustment - easy.
    Chain adjustment - as far as I know the chain in Suzuki outboards do not need adjustment, it is self adjusted.

    Salt water and valve seats - not heard of that before and even if that could be a problem I think it is very rare.
    Not many 4-stroke owners seems to have problem with this if you read in the forums here at iboats.

    Suzuki DF140 is probably one of the most reliable 4-stroke out there in this class.
    Suzuki in general is considered reliable, read here:
    http://www.suzukimarine.com/awards/j...tisfaction.php

    Just remember it is not in 150 hp class outboard, it is more like a beefed up 115 hp class engine.

    /Bo

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    Default Re: The 2007 140 Suzuki four stroke ?

    i read some where there are some recalls

    oh ya it was in powerboat news
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    Default Re: The 2007 140 Suzuki four stroke ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTINTIME
    i read some where there are some recalls

    oh ya it was in powerboat news
    There has never been a recall on a DF140.


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    Default Re: The 2007 140 suzuki four stroke ?

    i do not know if it was for the 140
    but they just announced it
    has to do with the air box
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    Default Re: The 2007 140 suzuki four stroke ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bossee
    Hi,

    Suzuki DF140 is very reliable 4-stroke. It has been on the market for about 4 or so years.
    I do not know if they have done any enhancement to the DF140 to 2007 season.

    I have a Yamaha F115 4-stroke (I have used it 4 seasons). Yes it is some more maintenance manuvers involved for a 4-stroke compared to 2-stroke but it is no problem really. I had a 2-stroke before.

    Valve adjustment - easy.
    Chain adjustment - as far as I know the chain in Suzuki outboards do not need adjustment, it is self adjusted.

    Salt water and valve seats - not heard of that before and even if that could be a problem I think it is very rare.
    Not many 4-stroke owners seems to have problem with this if you read in the forums here at iboats.

    Suzuki DF140 is probably one of the most reliable 4-stroke out there in this class.
    Suzuki in general is considered reliable, read here:
    http://www.suzukimarine.com/awards/j...tisfaction.php

    Just remember it is not in 150 hp class outboard, it is more like a beefed up 115 hp class engine.

    /Bo
    Hi Bossee,

    You wouldn't be a suzuki sales rep, would ya?

    ....BB

    (shake, rattle & roll ...the sounds of my suzuki DF9.9)

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    Default Re: The 2007 140 suzuki four stroke ?

    Hi beaufort bob,

    No, I use Yamaha F115 4-stroke myself.
    But I have used Suzuki also, had a Suzuki DT65 2-stroke (1991) until 2003 when I sold it.

    /Bo

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