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2002 Engine Preview - Nissan/Tohatsu
Engines — Richard Thiel, Capt. Ken Kreisler, Capt. Patrick Sciacca

- Nissan/Tohatsu
2002 Engine Preview

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Nissan Marine and Tohatsu, the same motors under different brands, have added a 70-hp model to their line of two-stroke 90- and 50-hp Low-Pressure Direct Injection (TLDI) outboards, all of which meet EPA 2006 CARB regulations through 2007. According to Nissan and Tohatsu, the 70s burn only 6.4 gph at WOT and weigh just 317 pounds with prop. Their TLDI technology system breaks the fuel up into microscopic droplets and positions the resulting plume in the correct position inside the combustion chamber for optimal burn and reduced emissions. The engines also have an onboard self-diagnosis system that features audible overheat alarms and overspeed limiters set for 6000 rpm, as well as warning lights and buzzers for low water flow, high temperature, and low oil level. Another warning light indicates low battery voltage.

Also from Nissan and Tohatsu are a 25- and 30-hp four-stroke engine. Features include cross flow induction, oil-pressure alert, over-rev limiter, and overheat sensor. Both engines offer manual or power tilt and either recoil or electric starting. (972) 323-6003. www.tohatsu.com or www.nissanmarine.com.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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