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Kingfisher

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Registered: 04/17/10
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I just ordered a pair of the new 135 HO's to replace my 130's. I have really enjoyed the 130's for the past three years and its time to repower. What do you think I can expect from these new engines over the 130's I have been running ? Fuel, power band, etc. Like I said I have been really pleased with the 130's and came very close to going back with them but my Pro-Staff rep swayed me toward the new 135's. Any thoughts ??
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My best guess is that you'll use the same amount of fuel simply due to the fact of having so much more available torque.  The v-6's have lots of snap compared to the v-4's. 


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Hi
They had the 135HO at the Toronto International Boat Show looks like the rest of the 2.6 V-6 family and should be another great E-TEC engine.


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Phantom

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I am not sure these will stand the test of time. the ficht line had a 135 and it was dropped. i know its just an emm change but i would love to have seen something else.. like a 325hp 3.4 or a 90ho maybe?
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Kingfisher

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I am not sure these will stand the test of time. the ficht line had a 135 and it was dropped. i know its just an emm change but i would love to have seen something else.. like a 325hp 3.4 or a 90ho maybe?


What makes you think they won't be around a while ?? What do the rest of you guys think ??
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Hi Kingfisher, I doubt many on here, if any, can answer how long this will be in the line-up but me personally would buy them while you can-they are going to be the best value V6 engine on the market and as Don said the V6 offers a fair bit more grunt than the V4 you have been used too. The DI 135HP was and is still the strongest 135HP made up there with the OPTI of the same HP.

It seems we are not going to get this new V6 down under and still have the V4 130HP from what I have been told- there are alot here at BRPA at present and many still coming so internationally the line-up will be different to what is in the States and this new V6 would be nice down here too to offer the best value V6 because the prices Joe published when this was first announced were a good saving over the 150HP.

I agree it would be nice to see some other engines like a 90HO, back in the day they had a V4 DI 75HP that blew everything else out of the water in its class.

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A V4 90hp would be nice!!
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tripletriangle3

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Ah yes, Liquid, you just reminded me of my old carby V-4 90 from '84. First crack at VRO. What a stump puller!
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I may seriously consider the new 135 HO.  Boat is rated for a 140 and I've been missin' the low end grunt of my old 140 Looper every since I put on the 115 etec.  Too many prop changes with the 115...  I may upgrade!  There may be a nearly new 2008 115 with <200 hrs hitting the market...
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dadsdusky

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Just ordered a 135 for our 18' Hewes. Should be here in a few weeks. Can't wait to see how it performs.
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We are putting the 135 on our Hewes project boat. We are installing a Blue seas "Add a Battery dual circuit system. It requires fuses sized for the charging current of the engine. We need to know what is the battery charging amps for the 135 so we can size the fuses to the batteries.
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Huey

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Hi, the max battery charging AMPS for the V6 E-TEC is 50A.

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Kingfisher

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I just repowered with a pair of the 135's and love them. Only ran them a short while the other day trying to figure what pitch prop I'm going to need so I don't have any number yet but I'm sure they are going to be good. Will post performance number as soon as I get the right props on and run her.
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Thanks Huey.
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Yrod

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I just ordered the 135HO for my hewes, can't wait to see the difference in performance it will get. I'm replacing a 2 strk 115 yammie ( awesome engine ) but it blew a rod after 14 years of abuse. My boat is a 1998 light tackle 18 ( redfisher ) and with the 115 it regularly saw 42 - 45gps/mph @ 5100 light load. If this motor brings it past 50 I'll be happy. I'm most concerned with range, the 115 was best @ 3100 RPM's for economy. I used a 19 pitch turbo. I'm most interested in going with a fourblade this time around but one that still has good WOT performance. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh, I almost forgot, I run a jackplate..... Also would like to know what hole would you mount it on?

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