During the breaking-in (less than 20 hours) on my Suzuki 115 4-stroke engine I had serious problems. The oil ran almost bone-dry and the fourth spark plug was burned to a char. I sent it back to the dealer in Panama City, Panama and they told me the oil pump failed and burned the rings. They replaced the oil pump, rings and oil filter and said it was fixed.
I had to break the engine in again and it started doing the very same thing within 20 hours of use. Using all the oil it was filled with and more...(it used 1 1/2 quarts in less than 2 hours running!). Spark plugs 1 and 4 are melted and have turned white and silver. But there is no sign of leaking oil anywhere.
This engine is brand new and using tons of gas and oil. I think I have a lemon. I am worried that the engine has some serious problems that may worsen after my warranty is up and I will be left with a problem engine that I paid $11,000.00 for! I have only a year warranty with 7 months left (the engine sat for more almost 3 months before it could be installed--long story!). I would like the dealer to replace my engine for a new one, but they are not willing. What can I do? This is my first boat (I use it for transportation) and I know nothing about outboard engines.
Please help! Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated.