Yamaha 225 hpdi with new powerhead, good or bad? Yamaha 225 hpdi with new powerhead, good or bad?
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    Yamaha 225 hpdi with new powerhead, good or bad?
from robert philips (68.95.233.120)  
9/26/2005 10:38:00 AM

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 Am looking at a boat for sale with an 04 225 Yamaha hpdi which has just had the powerhead replaced. About 60 hours on the motor. Salesman/mechanic stated that the engine was not adjusted correctly from the factory causing the number two cyclinder to run dry, thus the replacement of the powerhead. If I purchase this boat, should I feel ok that the powerhead is new or should there be a concern that this particular engine may need future powerhead replacements? Thanks to all who respond. Good fishing, Bob


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   Warranty? from Mike......Miami,FL  9/26/2005 11:05:00 AM
 Unless it comes with a new warranty the value of the motor and the risks are the same as if the powerhead was original. Ask for a printout of the YDS diagnostic report on the motor, it will show the exact hours and any malfunction codes stored in the computer. You may get a couple of thousand hours out of it or it may blow the first time you try to get up on plane with it. Buying with no warranty is always a roll of the dice anyway.

Mike.......... Miami, FL


   warranty from robert philips (68.95.233.120)  9/26/2005 11:44:00 AM
 Mike, The engine has warranty coverage which started when the boat was purchased by the owner. I think there is about 2 years left on the warranty. Thnaks, Bob


   Yamaha from Hawg Lip (156.74.250.7)  9/26/2005 11:53:00 AM
 I would not hesitate as long as it still has two years of warranty left. Most motors will blow within the first year, if not then they will last for years. The HPDI is a good motor and is usually very reliable.


   Salesman's givin ya some bunk there bubba! from GonFish'n (65.60.136.70)  9/26/2005 8:46:00 PM
 Bob, I echo the comments of the other folks, it's a good deal BUT if this motor was purchased through this same dealership (original purchaser) and now it's being sold as a "used" unit, then I'd have to question their "shop". First off, when the motors new there's a set procedure in setting up a new unit (motor), one of the primary concerns is "oiling", in other words priming the reservoir and supply side properly. This is a dealer responsibility, not the factories and failure to do it in the right sequence will result in what happened to that motor. I'd give you all the technical jibber jabber but that's the basis of the "fault", it's dealer related, not factory. Yamaha makes a great motor (I have a Merc) and you shouldn't have any problem with it if you take care of it. I strongly advise you to use Yamaha ring free, one ounce to every ten gallons religiously and use the Yammy oil, it's formulated for Yammy as well. Before anyone starts, I'm not a Yamaha person, just know em real well :-)


   225 hpdi from robert philips (69.148.78.119)  9/26/2005 11:11:00 PM
 Thanks to all for the info. GonFish'n- I will find out if the dealership selling the boat was the original seller. Their mechanic gave me the same info that you did. He said the engine had not been set up correctly after being received from the factory. I had a 98 225 Vmax for 7 years, ran it with Ringfree and Yamalube, and outside of routine maintenance, never had a problem with the engine. I am buying another boat and am interested in perhaps better fuel economy with the hpdi. Thanks again to all, Bob. By the way, how do you compare the hpdi with Optimax? Thanks


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