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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    The Vale
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    Default Suzuki 85 issues

    This last week at kosi my motor played up. On day 3 when accelerating it started losing drive with a bang. Took the prop off and found a lot of line, removed it and she was good. Later that day I had no neutral and reverse was forward. On the way back to camp into a storm we were planing nicely when the boat stopped with a bang throwing us forward as if we hit something. After that I had no neutral or forward only reverse. Needless to say reversing into a strong South wester was hair raising, but we made it with some hectic bailing.
    The engine itself is perfect, it has to be the gearbox, any pointers?
    Ranger Wildtrak
    Ex Range Rover Sport 5.0 SC
    Ex R5 Touareg with air and RDL
    Lotus 7 replica racecar.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Thanked: 24

    Default Re: Suzuki 85 issues

    There is a pin in the gearbox that pushes the gears forward and backwards, the pin wears down and then it jumps between forward and reverse. I have two or 3 gearboxes that all had that problem. The engines are great, but it seems the gearboxes were the weak point on the 85. I couldn't find anyone locally to fix the gearbox and ended up mothballing the boat.
    Last edited by Rowan; 2020/11/27 at 08:20 AM.


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