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Old 20 November 2006, 05:22   #1
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200hp Etec

Going to put a 200 HP Etec on the new rib . I have not heard of any bad press about them, any on here that have an Etec and for how long and any problems niggles that you have come across.
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Old 20 November 2006, 10:39   #2
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Quinquari fit loads of Evinrudes - they are supposed to be brilliant - I would love a 250 but my next engine will be a 300.
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Old 20 November 2006, 11:23   #3
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I work on a Quinquari/Humber 10m with 2x200hp Evinrudes and to me they seem to be very good engines. Only thing is they don't like running at low rpm for long but what 2 stroke does. Great V6 Sound aswell

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I work on a Quinquari/Humber 10m with 2x200hp Evinrudes and to me they seem to be very good engines. Only thing is they don't like running at low rpm for long but what 2 stroke does. Great V6 Sound aswell

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I know - I love the lumpy burbling of my 2 stroke Suzuki efi - give it some welly and it is as smooth as silk - wonder what a V8 2 stroke would sound like?
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Tim I presume its the light-weight block 200 your looking at , 194KG seems very good to me, looking at a solent rib at the moment but undecided to go with the light-weight, fuel efficient e-tec or to go for the verado with fly-by-wire, power steering and silent running + dont have to keep topping up the oil resevoir. Not had any personal experience with the e-tec but from reviews I've read seems to come out top a lot of the time.

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I know - I love the lumpy burbling of my 2 stroke Suzuki efi - give it some welly and it is as smooth as silk - wonder what a V8 2 stroke would sound like?
Does anyone know if there is any talk of building a V8 outboard from any manufactures or would it just be too heavy.

Millerbob the e-tecs don't seem to be that bad on oil from my experience. So no constant topping up of oil.

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TIM HOPE THIS HELPS YOU
I own an e-tec 225 HO... it is an awsome engine
The only small problem was on low idle speed (45 mins), ran a bit rough after that for a short while...I drive my rib hard most of the time and it does'nt miss a beat, ive had many engines in my 24 years of ribbing and this engine far out peformes anything I have ever owned... dont take my word for it, ask the north west members who have been out with it...
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Old 20 November 2006, 13:12   #8
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Does anyone know if there is any talk of building a V8 outboard from any manufactures or would it just be too heavy.

Millerbob the e-tecs don't seem to be that bad on oil from my experience. So no constant topping up of oil.

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Wel thanks to progress there are no V8 engines around - there are a few rumours of one's coming out but nothing definite.

Back in the days before all this political correctness though you could buy 300 and apparently even 400hp V8s - awesome!!!
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Old 20 November 2006, 13:35   #9
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TIM HOPE THIS HELPS YOU
I own an e-tec 225 HO... it is an awsome engine
The only small problem was on low idle speed (45 mins), ran a bit rough after that for a short while...I drive my rib hard most of the time and it does'nt miss a beat
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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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?
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