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Old 02-18-2021, 07:42 AM
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Some people may get enough hours on the kicker. That they need to change the oil half way though summer. Or other maintenance. Say the belt because you get allot of hours on the motor. The EFI kickers the dealer can read the hours. When you want to sell the carb kickers. Buyer would like to know how many hours on the kicker. Really useful if you hardly used the kicker. Should be able to sell it for more money. I just use yamahas hour meter heavy duty Velcro on to the outside hood.
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Old 02-18-2021, 10:16 AM
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I personally would have no confidence in hours provided by this technology. Too easy to connect / disconnect. Sounds like I could run a kicker for years, then install one of these, run it for another year and read the motor has 50 hours on it ???

RPM and hours for maintenance would be worthwhile,Iíd just not trust it in a sale. Price is right tho.
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Old 02-18-2021, 10:34 AM
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Oh okay, i guess for maintenance i could see it being useful.
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Old 02-19-2021, 03:37 PM
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If itís a 4 stoke little breakin is needed. Do you breakin your new car?
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If itís a 4 stoke little breakin is needed. Do you breakin your new car?
Its 10 hrs, I literally posted a picture right out of the owners manual
Its so you seat the rings so you don't make oil.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:20 PM
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Its 10 hrs, I literally posted a picture right out of the owners manual
Its so you seat the rings so you don't make oil.
what does this mean? Im not mechaniclly inclined...
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Why all the BS? Just follow the recommendations in the owners manual.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:54 PM
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Kswall making oil is when the piston rings did not get seated tight. You lose some of the cylinder gas into the oil. Causing the oil to read allot higher on the dipstick. Because it has gas being added to it. Became a problem when they first came out with fourstrokes outboards. Even more of an issue with kicker motors.because of the amount of idling. Thatís why they came out with break in instructions. Different on cars as they normally get run up to normal temps all the time. Plus variable rpms as you are driving your car.
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:08 PM
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Never trust an hour meter or odometer.
Only trust a compression test and leak down test.
Those two tests never lie and paint a fantastic picture of an engines condition.
If you want to get real serious in protecting your investment then an oil analysis is worth the weight of your engine, literally!
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:28 AM
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UPDATE: Dan went with tach/hour meter combo and mounted to front of kicker. Looks excellent, he used a Titelok bracket he had from his old boat.
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