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    Opinion on 98 150 HP Johnson Fast Strke motor
from Pointer 78  
4/20/2008 12:14:25 AM


  Looking to purchase a Ranger R80 with this motor. Any experience with it? Thank you.

Edited 4/20/2008 4:52:29 PM

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   Opinion on 98 150 HP Johnson Fast Strke motor from Grasshoppa #12798  4/20/2008 6:23:24 AM
 I can't help on a 98, but I do own a 92 150 FS. Don't know how different they are, but mine has been ok for me. The motor 16 years old now, and I had a few corroded tabs on the coils. Replaced them and it was all good.

If gas economy is a consideration, my 92 is a hog. It sucks it quickly.

   Pointer, I had a 97 Intruder.................... from Jmac #10965  4/20/2008 11:17:18 AM
 Which I think is just the Evinrude version of the Fast Strike and it was a good motor. Lots of power, very reliable and smooth. As Grasshoppa said, they do like gas as most carbureted engines do.

   What I've read ..... from Pointer 78  4/20/2008 4:51:34 PM
 on other websites. The Fast Strike seems to be a reliable motor as long as it's not the Ficht model. Thanks guys. Anyone else?

   98 FastStrike from BobH #11015  4/20/2008 6:29:13 PM
 I have a 1998 Johnson 150 on my Ranger 482VS and it's been a good engine. I have had work done it like replacing a stator but all-in-all I'm happy with it. I don't win any races but I do get there and more importantly back.

   97 & 96 models input from drainplug #11086  4/20/2008 7:31:45 PM
 I have two buds, both own Ranger 461VS one has a 150 Fast Strike and the other a 150 Intruder, (same motor)...they have had no problems, ever, with them...I have a '96 115 Fast Strike; broke a reed that scored a cylinder at about 5 years old, no other issues though...the Fast Strikes were another of the "bullet proofs" that got discontinued...However age will catch up to us all at some point...you know the drill...

   Make sure it is not an OMC Ficht from Whiteboat  4/20/2008 9:34:40 PM
 The original Fast Strikes were very good motors. They also labeled the originak Ficht motors as Fast Strikes. The 150 and 175 FICHT's were terrible motors.

   '97 - 175 from Jackson #11818  4/21/2008 12:58:50 PM
 I had the 175 which is the same basic engine. It was flawless for 5 years that I had it, and is still running well today. Good outboards in my opinion.


   150 from MWood #12861  4/21/2008 1:12:07 PM
 I own the 98 Evinrude 150 Intruder. Nothing but praises from me mechanically. A solid performer and easy to maintain. One of the Walleye magazines I was getting as a freebe had an article on the best 5 engines ever made and this was one of them. Gas consumption on the other hand is becoming a major issue. It's a real pig.

   Well now...... from Pointer 78  4/21/2008 5:30:04 PM
 I feel alot better about my decision. Ya'll are great. Thank you.



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