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Old 20 November 2006, 16:08   #11
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Thats good.
My 250 DI runs poorly ar 1500-1800 revs.
it ws worrying me so I am having the mechanic look at it on Thursday
It seems to be a common problem then?
It seems to be a problem when running at that rpm for prolonged periods. Hope this helps.

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Old 20 November 2006, 16:20   #12
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No it's not a common problem.
I had problems of starting the engine and running at WOT. Solution: new sparkplugs and all was fine. But that was after 100 hours.
OK now I know.
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Old 20 November 2006, 16:41   #13
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No it's not a common problem.
I had problems of starting the engine and running at WOT. Solution: new sparkplugs and all was fine. But that was after 100 hours.
OK now I know.
Yes we found that giving the plugs a brush now and again solved the problem. So not using large amounts of plugs unnessiceraly.

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Old 20 November 2006, 16:45   #14
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Tim we've been very happy with our E Tec 200.

No hesitation in recommending it. (And you know our boat well.)

Over 400 hours on it now.

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Old 21 November 2006, 02:38   #15
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I have had the same problem with running at low rpm they don't seem to like it and the engine starts to shudder quite a lot as the plugs get oiled up. When you give them a run at high rpm this soon clears. Normally though they run silky smooth.

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James,

What oil are you using? XD 50 or XD 100 and for what type of oil is your engine programmed?

I'm using the XD 100 oil (and the engine programmed for XD 100) and i no longer have that problem any more. With XD 50 i had that problem.

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Old 21 November 2006, 02:40   #16
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Tim we've been very happy with our E Tec 200.

No hesitation in recommending it. (And you know our boat well.)

Over 400 hours on it now.

Kathleen & Paul
K&P,

Afther how many howerd did you have to change the spark plugs, and for what oil is the engine programmed for?

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Old 21 November 2006, 03:32   #17
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Thanks for the comments K and P I love your boat thought you had the bigger engine though any chance of a blast some time. Ged great picture nice looking rib. I have an OPTI 150 HP at the moment and she spends most of her time at low revs and runs up to 4600 when cruising .The new one will be used the same, spark plugs on the Opti get changed every 100 hour service so will do the same for the e tec. There was some issue over the oil to use but that has been fixed now according to Fairweathers I like the sound of them and am a fan of two strokes any way only thing I will miss is the Smart Craft Guages. She will be fitted with a command throttle as getting older now and getting fed up with a wet bum when teaching high speed turns .
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Thanks for the comments K and P I love your boat thought you had the bigger engine though any chance of a blast some time. Ged great picture nice looking rib. I have an OPTI 150 HP at the moment and she spends most of her time at low revs and runs up to 4600 when cruising .The new one will be used the same, spark plugs on the Opti get changed every 100 hour service so will do the same for the e tec. There was some issue over the oil to use but that has been fixed now according to Fairweathers I like the sound of them and am a fan of two strokes any way only thing I will miss is the Smart Craft Guages. She will be fitted with a command throttle as getting older now and getting fed up with a wet bum when teaching high speed turns .
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When I moved from the Opti my biggest fear was losing the Smart Craft gauges, they really are great. I wonder if you can link the engine info through the GPS to get to the same place?

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Fuel flow meter can be attached to Gps I think
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Old 21 November 2006, 09:27   #20
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Have got a 150 E Tec on mine, no problems at all and goes great. No servicing either. I run it on the high grade fully sysnthetic oil, which is dearer bus lasts a lot longer.

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