Feedback Seabreeze marine Wangarra

 So I've been having issues with my DF90 and had a mobile mech look at it a couple of times. Overheating was the main issue and I think still is the issue as I'm beginning to smell something that smells like over heated rubber. She won't idle in nuetral which is a worry. Anyway the mech reckons could be a blockage but has suggested taking it to Sebreeze marine in Wangarra as they are a Suzuki dealer.

I just want some honest feedback and anyone's experience with these guys, but don't want this to degenerate into a negative thread, cheers.


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Tue, 2019-01-29 20:50

Hi Andy,

            A good mate of mine had exactly the same problem with his 115 Zook , used to conk out at idle and would restart no worries only to repeat .Turns out impeller housing was ever so slightly warped . New housing and impeller and it’s running like a charm . You started tying rigs for you North trip yet ? ...:)


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 Yeah I'm thinking it's

Tue, 2019-01-29 21:51

 Yeah I'm thinking it's something simple, did a bit of Dr Google and come up with possibly PRV in the cooling system being stuck. 

And yes sir, starting to seriously think of it now. We are going to be driving straight in but would love to catch up for a quick beer while refueling in Carnarvon. Will contact you closer to the time. 


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Surely  that wont make it

Tue, 2019-01-29 22:20

Surely  that wont make it idle poor or does it only start idling poor at over temp.

I guess they do have the fuel cooler on that line too.

Sounds potentially like 2 problems. 

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 Personally would take it

Tue, 2019-01-29 21:42

 Personally would take it down to All boats. Techs down there know their suzi's in and out even tho no longer dealers. Not to bad mouth seabreeze or anything but first and only experience with them recently was not pleasant when I took my engine down there and went back to All boats who solved it in the end.

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 ok cheers mate.

Tue, 2019-01-29 21:47

 ok cheers mate.


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Second that

Wed, 2019-01-30 06:54

 I would also say AllBoats for Suzuki. You will pay up a bit for their attention but at least it should be done right. My experience is a few years old but their service department is always busy so mst be doing something right.

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Just suggestion

Wed, 2019-01-30 08:03


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Wed, 2019-02-06 17:36

i second that. Def give Waterline a call. Cameron will sort it. 

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 I know this is not

Wed, 2019-01-30 08:03

 I know this is not mechanically related but Seabreeze is a Zodiac agent. I dropped my tender off to them last week to get a small repair. They repaired it well but the boat came back absulutely filthy. Its a white Zodiac and it looked like it had been rolling around on their dirty workshop care from them whatsoever.  When I spoke to the manager to express my disapointment, he couldant give a sh!t. I certanly wont be going back there.


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I actually wish we had an

Wed, 2019-01-30 08:11

I actually wish we had an ongoing thread where you can freely put down your experience with any of the outboard dealerships, mobile mechanics - negative , positive, what ever.

We have all had our fair share of "experiences"

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Imo, mobile mechanics are

Wed, 2019-01-30 12:11

Imo, mobile mechanics are only good for doing a routine service. When it comes to diagnosing problems they're extremely limited. the engine ends up in a work shop anyway and all that happens is you get charged twice. I learnt the hard way. cant comment on your issue though.