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post #9 of Old 05-27-2011
Mariner777
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I have an atomic 4 and I'd add that I'm not worried about the risk of gas vs diesel. I will say that I have had a lot of headaches with it and its not the most reliable motor. Am not an expert mechanic but it seams if its not one thing its another - very quirky thing starts up and runs fine one minute wont start other days no matter how much I troubleshoot the thing. I've never had a diesel though I crewed on a boat with one and it fired up consistently. This motor was rebuilt 8 years ago - I swear the engine only wants to run when its nice and warm and dry between the hours of noon and two and then its done for the day and wont come back to work. YMMV - I'd say I wish I had a different inboard - installed a honda outboard as a backup due to its unreliability.


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