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Old 04 December 2005, 12:53   #1
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Cheap Evinrude 225 ficht

I saw this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...DME:L:RTQ:UK:1 on ebay, and becasue it's cheap i inquired as to the damage. The seller has told me the following:

Fuel hose burst while engine running. it ignited and melted very
minor part of loom and melted one of the other fuel pipes. the
engine was turned of fire extinguished. The engine turns over
fine it needs 2 -3 new fuel pipes for injectors and repair to
sheaving on half a dozen wires on loom the damage is very
minor. i bought this on ebay about 4 months ago to put on my
Rib which had twin honda 90s on but have since decided to sell
rib. It is a great deal even if you take it to a dealer to get the
parts fitted cheers noel

Providing this is correct, is this engine a bargin waiting to be had. If the repairs are as simple as he implies this could be perfect for my Arctic 22......

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Old 04 December 2005, 13:39   #2
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Is the gearbox meant to be that colour (met grey) or has it had a new gearbox????
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Old 04 December 2005, 13:39   #3
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I may be wrong but were there not a few cases like this??

I seem to remember Nasher had a look when he was re engining not that long ago.

Be worth a word in his shell tomorrow night!
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Old 04 December 2005, 14:03   #4
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You are right, I looked at one on the Isle of Wight, and one in Essex, both had exactly the same fuel fire damage, both were cheap, and both had been sat around for a few years following the fire. I did a lot of research on US forums etc at the time.

Why have they sat around? you may ask, well, the problems can be cured with revised parts, but when I priced them up it was not worth the trouble. I'd suggest this guy has brought the engine then discovered the cost of the updated parts. around 1,600 from memory, and I was going to fit them myself and rebuild the loom myself from scratch.

Its a shame, as they are a good engine, but without all the correct updated parts its a case of when, not if, it'll light up again.

My opinion anyway.

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Old 04 December 2005, 14:08   #5
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Just phoned him; the lower unit is the original but it's been covered with anti-fowl.

Yes you are right; this was a common problem with this model. Apparenty the pipes which supply fuel to the injectors are made of solid plastic. The original ones were prone to cracking becasue they couldn't flex with the vibration of the engine. Lots were recalled and the pipes were sheathed in something to stop them catching fire.

I have worked out a very fair price with the seller which includes delivery to me (he is in Scotland). He says it needs max of a days work; 6 wires repacing as well as the three fuel pipes. (Why didn't he do this him self; it was an insruance job) I think I can easily carry this out, which would give me a very cheap engine which would push my boat along nicely!

Edit: just read your reply nasher. He bought this engine and ran it on his 7.4m Ballistic when it caught fire.
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Old 04 December 2005, 14:10   #6
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Hi i might be able to through some light on the matter is it 2oo2 modle it was prob the fuel manifold be aware it will likely be very expensive to repair if you like ring me on o7940 725245 as my computer is down and at present am at freinds house
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No fear its a 1999 model.

I should add I havn't actually agreed to buy it yet
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only budgerigards go cheap

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it's been covered with anti-fowl.
At least you won't have a problem with ducks!

Good luck with it.... if it was that easy why didn't the owner do it himself?
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Sent you a PM.

The cost is in replacing ALL the parts Evinrude came up with to stop the fires happening, which includes all six injector units at @250 each.

You'd be lucky to replace the damaged parts and expect it not to light up again at some stage.

I saw two of these engines, and found four more in the same state. All had sat around for years since the fire and none had been rebuilt under warranty.
Why didn't the Evinrude dealers snap them up to rebuild and make a profit?

I think we all know the answer!

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