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    How do the Yamaha 4 strokes hold up?

    I have been playing with sea doo for a while now but was wondering how the Yamaha 4 stroke engines hold up?

    I am NOT looking to bash ether brand just want to know if the engines hold up better/worse or about the same and sea doo 4 strokes.

    It seems to me the sea doo have some issues depending on the years (ceramic washers, weak valves, weak timing chains)
    It makes me wonder if all the skis are like this or not.

    What approximately dose it cost to do a rebuild on a Yamaha 4 stroke?
    Are the engines and parts expensive?

    Do these engine have any weak parts in them from the factory? (sea doo example ceramic washers in the superchargers up to 2008 )

    Thanks!


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    I believe the normally aspirated 4 cylinder, 4 stroke, 1800cc engines are (by far) the most reliable PWC engines currently available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly_A View Post
    I believe the normally aspirated 4 cylinder, 4 stroke, 1800cc engines are (by far) the most reliable PWC engines currently available.
    these run superchargers also right?

    how many horse power do they make?

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    No super charger on that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkCanuck View Post
    No super charger on that....
    so the Yamahas dont run 4 stroke supercharged engines? what horespower are they making?

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    you need to look and see what the rental companies are using for their ski's.....thoes are the guy's to ask about real time durability. The VX110 is an oftien rented ski...my FZR has 150 hours on it and its running great...my VXR is running great and has a whopping 14 hours on it..lol

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    ok the vxr is 180 hp what speed is it capable of stock?

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    Going on 400 combined hours on our supercharged FZ's with zero issues.
    Our Sea-Doos required over $15K in warranty work in 4 years. Next question...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYamma View Post
    Going on 400 combined hours on our FZ's with zero issues.
    Our Sea-Doos required over $15K in warranty work in 4 years. Next question...?

    Ok dose yamaha offer a 4 stroke with 215+ HP ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbird View Post
    so the Yamahas dont run 4 stroke supercharged engines? what horespower are they making?
    Just meant on that particular mentioned engine NA...yes they do have superchargers on some models...not the VXR/S

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