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*****question about breaking period on this motor.

2017 Suzuki 140 4 stoke

I know if you search the web on breakin, you’ll get 100 different answers. Some say go by the book, some say run it like you stole it from the get-go. 

I kinda always went by the book, but that’s after dealer ran it, which happens about 100% of the time in any new boat sales, and usually runs it wot to see if prop is correct size.

But in this case, dealer knows what prop it gets because we talked about that already. He’s sold 6 of these with the Suzuki 140A, and all ran best with Suzuki 23 pitch SS.

Also, his reply to this is that the factory runs ALL outboards at wot for 10-15 minutes before even leaving the plant. Which I have heard plenty times before.

 

This dealer ( I’m actually selling with the owner) says his breakin on it is:

 

1) idle at boat ramp at least 5 minutes till warmed up.

2) get on plane and run it at around 4500 rpms, while varying throttle/speed for around 10 minutes.

3) then take it WOT for around 1 minute

4) take back down to mid 4-4500 rpms for a couple minutes

5) trailer it

 

this is my first four stroke, and plan on keeping it for a while, so I’d like to do it right as possible.
 

 

what do y’all think.

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I have the same motor ( but a 2015), and basically did what the book said. Just drive it, vary the rpms a bit and don’t worry too much. These four strokes are like a car engine, pretty tough. I think as long as you don’t fire it up the first time and immediately open it all the way up and stay there for an hour, you’ll be fine. I’ve run mine for three years now, flying around at wot and downrigging as well and it’s a champ. Absolutely no issues at all. 

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so letting the dealer do it like I stated would be ok?.....

 

1) idle at boat ramp at least 5 minutes till warmed up.

2) get on plane and run it at around 4500 rpms, while varying throttle/speed for around 10 minutes.

3) then take it WOT for around 1 minute

4) take back down to mid 4-4500 rpms for a couple minutes

5) trailer it

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I'd go with the book.  Anything else...and I'd bet they can tell when they plug it in...and you risk the warranty...

 

I have an '05 with a Johnson engine cover on it (a Johnzuki) and love it.  At about 200 hours, it's been bulletproof so far.

 

I had a first generation DF140 before that...same deal.

 

You'll love this motor.  Smooth, quiet, doesn't use much gas...

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just got ahold of the owner of the dealership, who’s going to do the water test, and I told him not to take it above half throttle. He said that will be no problem. I know not to baby it too much during the first hour, as that can glaze the internal parts, which will forever alter performance.

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