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Curious if anyone has any experience with the new 2.5 Suzuki four stroke. Contemplating replacing our 3.5 Nissan two stroke dingy motor?
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Love the DF2.5. Its a delight to carry about, its light and gives good push to my 230RU inflatable with 4 adults. Its quiet too. So impressed by it that 2 of my sailing buddies bought it as well.

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Other than the fact..

Other than the fact that it vibrates like a jack hammer and broke down on me twice in less than four weeks not bad.

Please do your self a favor though and run your two stroke until you can no longer repair it. I sold my brand new four DF 2.5 four stroke after four miserable weeks with it and dusted off my trusty two again and she's still going strong. Four strokes are not all they are cracked up to be! Oh and the gas savings was also over rated I noticed very little consumption difference between my Johnson two stroke and my Suzuki four stroke..

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Thanks for the response guy's. The 3.5 is still running but has always been temperamental. After a few carb. rebuilds and cracked fuel tank repairs she's showing her age.
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halekai36, sounds like you've got the Monday DF2.5.

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halekai36, sounds like you've got the Monday DF2.5.

Yes, I got the hangover model! I know two others with them and they have not had any break downs but they do complain about the vibration.

I still like my smooth running lightweight little twin cylinder 4hp two stroke and have been collecting them and buying them up on Craigslist every time I find one. I now have two running motors and one for parts..

P.S. I run Amsoil synthetic two stroke oil in my 50:1 Johnson at a 100:1 ratio and am going on five years with the same plugs. I also have literally zero smoke or smell!!

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3.5 / 2.5 update

I have since purchased the Suzuki 2.5 it's an 2009 model with a few improvements over earlier models. Most noticeable is the new tell-tale to make sure the water pump is doing it's job. I've put aprox. ten hrs. on it pushing a 17' Watkins daysailer.Top speed, slack water and no wind was 5.8 knot's thats .5 less than the 3.5 Nissan. The Suzuki has an aluminum prop where as the Nissan's is plastic. The fuel consumption seems to be close to the same as the Nissan 3.5. The noise and vibration is probably 50% less not to mention the smell. Both engines weigh in at around 29 lbs. and can be easily transfered from mother ship to dingy transom with relative ease. So far the only thing I dislike about the new Suzuki is the cheap rubber straps that hold the cowl on. What I like most is the throttle is on the tiller handle.
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