The problem is the value will to a great extent be determined by what you don't know, that is how much it has been used or possibly abused.
Lacking that information then
- Was it used in fresh water
or salt water
? Minus points for salt
- Appearance? Take off the hood
and look closely for: rust or corrosion
(especially around joints, bolt heads, etc), any
evidence of overheating
(like discolored or flaked off paint
, browning on any plastic parts
, warping), leaks
(water stains, mineral deposits).
- Give it a test. Make sure the seller has not cranked it recently so the motor
is stone cold. Does it crank on the first or second pull? Any smoke? If yes, what color and how much? Do you see a good stream of water
from the pee hole?
- You say used only 2-3 years but is that also the age of the motor
or has it sat in storage
for some time?
Not sure about prices in Europe
, what with VAT and such but in the USA I think with a little shopping
you could find a similar engine for less. With a little luck possibly a lot less.