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Do Yamaha motors come with an "hour meter"? Have a 2014 150

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Do Yamaha motors come with an "hour meter"? Have a 2014 150 HP Yamaha motor I intend to buy from its owner. He states that it "does not" have an hour meter. Not sure if he is mistaken. Is he confusing an hour meter on the console of the boat or is there a meter on the motor itself?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Dave, good afternoon name is Jason.

There is not an hour meter in terms of a gauge that can be looked at. But the engines computer does store engine running hours, as well as well as how many hours at different rpms. For example, you can see if the majority of the engines hours were at low rpms, mid range rpms, or if the engine was always run at full throttle. Any dealer, or any Yamaha mechanic with the YDS software (yamaha's version of a scan tool) can scan the engine and tell you the hours. Does that make sense to you?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Dave,

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