Suzuki 2.5 HP Outboard Engine Review
The suzuki 2.suzuki 2.5 hp 5 hp is the lightest four-stroke outboard ever built by Suzuki, starting at only 29 pounds.suzuki 2.5 hp The DF2.5 is ideal for small craft such as square-stern canoes, dinghies or inflatables, and also provides efficient, clean performance that meets EPA 2010 and CARB 3-Star Ultra-Low Emission standards. The engine starts incredibly easily thanks to the easy-pulling recoil system paired with Suzuki’s pointless electronic ignition, and features a forward and neutral gear shift and twist grip throttle control. It is water-cooled for reliability, and an aluminum propeller stays durable in marine environments.
The DF2.suzuki 2.5 hp 5 is a very logical design; the power head has a chromed rocker cover that’s easily removed for valve clearance adjustment, and the thermostat is conveniently accessible. There’s a carry handle on the aft end of the motor so it can be carried one-handed over long distances, and a wide range of prop options ensures good boat performance. Fuel consumption is about the same as a direct two-stroke competitor, but there’s no question that four-stroke technology gets more out of every tank.
One concern I have is that the fuel cap is very difficult to fill without spilling.suzuki 2.5 hp I have a funnel but the fuel rises quite quickly, especially in the last few tablespoon fulls, and it can overflow.suzuki 2.5 hp I would like to know if anyone has had the same problem and how they solved it.
The other issue is that the engine tends to cut out in neutral gear.suzuki 2.5 hp It’s fine in reverse, but I don’t trust it to stay running in neutral for any length of time.suzuki 2.5 hp I’ve had it serviced twice but the problem persists. I’m not sure if it’s a carburetor problem or a spark plug issue but it is annoying.
Having recently purchased a new DF2.suzuki 2.5 hp 5 I’m hoping it will be a trouble free engine, but my experience has been far from that so far.suzuki 2.5 hp It starts up and runs great, but if you try to rev it briskly it dies down or cuts out completely, even when it’s in neutral or idling. The hesitance is particularly noticeable when I am using a tiller or steering rudder, but it also happens in the forward gear.
My previous two-stroke BF2.suzuki 2.5 hp 5 had the same problems, so I don’t think it’s just an issue with new four-stroke engines. It’s very frustrating as the engine is otherwise a very dependable little unit. I’ve tried adjusting the mixture, adding varnish clearners and even changing brands of gas, but I haven’t managed to fix it. I’ve read that this problem can be caused by old fuel, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in this instance. I’ll keep experimenting but I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!