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[*] posted on 2-18-2018 at 08:02 AM


Yeah. That's an option I suppose. Around here it is a Suzuki show, haven't seen a single Honda and only a couple Yamahas.
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[*] posted on 2-18-2018 at 08:04 AM


I have about 50 hours on my new-to-me 50 HP, had 350 hours when I got it, set for XD-100. Bought a gallon of the stuff, but so far, the tank has barley gone down. I was told that their goal was that the typical boat owner would only need to fill up the oil tank once each year. Mine is on a Bass Buggy so it is either WOT or trolling. It is my belief that at WOT, it uses more gas than a similar 4-stroke, enough so that when I first got it, I ran out of gas. I use around 4 gallons in a 3 or 4 hour fishing trip, lots of trolling and at least 30-45 minutes of WOT.
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[*] posted on 2-18-2018 at 08:21 AM


My understanding and use have shown that they are very economical on oil (and gas) in the low RPM range. On four-hour trips here which require a short run and then some trolling or poking around at low RPM, I can get four trips out of a six-gallon fillup and the oil level barely moves. Last year I only refilled the oil tank once in six weeks of fishing.

However, this year in Asuncion we have done a lot more long runs (20-40 miles in a day) as the sea conditions have been quite good and the fish have been scattered. I don't usually run at WOT but still am in in the upper RPM range... say 4500 RPM versus 5500 at WOT.

It drank nearly a tank and a half of oil in the past month. Now, it's a small tank (1.5qts), and that's also while consuming about 40 gallons of gas...so still an 75:1 mix or so.

Since I bought it a few years ago, it's required its 300-hour service and that's about it...$100-ish in parts and a fairly easy do-it-yourself. Been a pretty darn good motor overall.

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[*] posted on 2-18-2018 at 10:54 AM


Supposedly there is a store in La Paz that had it at one point. Will advise here for future reference if I'm able to confirm.
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[*] posted on 3-5-2018 at 05:50 PM


Agencia Arjona is the store that usually stocks it but they are out of stock at this time.

Luckily, I was able to find the oil from another fisherperson here on the EC and now have plenty for the rest of the trip.
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[*] posted on 3-23-2018 at 03:23 PM


A person can also order the diagnostic software and cable package off of eBay from a seller in Slovenia, Lithuania, or other former Soviet Bloc nation.

That software allows you to change the setting on the motor so it can run with regular old two-stroke oil.
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