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Old 29 October 2009, 17:29   #1
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couple of qs - etec HOs

Hi again just a couple of questions with regard to the etec High Output line. any responses would be very useful

1. I have read that they may not be reprogrammable to XD100 as most people seem to do, and whether this is recommended or not in general.
2. `What is the specific output rating for the 200ho, 225ho and 250ho, I believe that outboards can vary from stated hp by ~10% so possibly up to 270/275 for the 250ho?
3. Since they are "race tuned" engines, are there any real maintenance issues etc compared to a standard etec?

Many thanks in advance for your replies
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Having a look at Humper's Osprey XR?

Most of the answers you seek are available on the BRP site. Roy Bishop is running an HO on his latest Osprey Demo boat. You could ask him his opinion.
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I have never seen any official confirmation of HP figures for these motors.
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Hi again just a couple of questions with regard to the etec High Output line. any responses would be very useful

1. I have read that they may not be reprogrammable to XD100 as most people seem to do, and whether this is recommended or not in general.
2. `What is the specific output rating for the 200ho, 225ho and 250ho, I believe that outboards can vary from stated hp by ~10% so possibly up to 270/275 for the 250ho?
3. Since they are "race tuned" engines, are there any real maintenance issues etc compared to a standard etec?

Many thanks in advance for your replies
There are no published HP figures however it is supposed to be about 7-10% above the engines HP Rating so with a 200 you could be getting between 214 and 220HP.

They do not allow the HOs to run the lower oil usage setting becuase it is considered that these engines will be run for continued periods of full throttle in harsher racing environments, however they do advise that XD100 oil is used as it is the best stuff for the job.

Maintenance I believe is still the same so officially 3 years or 300 hours for an oil, filter, plug and thermostat change. However I would at least change the gearbox oil every 100 hours if for no other reason than to check for failed seals (water in oil)
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I agree with all Chris says but there is one exception to the not being able to alter the oil ratio to XD100, and that is the 200HO because it is not a tuned 2.6 ltr 200hp it uses the 3.3ltr block which is used in the 225, 225HO and 250.
The other anomoly is the 250HO it uses the 3.4ltr block but not sure if that one has the option to change oil setting.

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I agree with all Chris says but there is one exception to the not being able to alter the oil ratio to XD100, and that is the 200HO because it is not a tuned 2.6 ltr 200hp it uses the 3.3ltr block which is used in the 225, 225HO and 250.
The other anomoly is the 250HO it uses the 3.4ltr block but not sure if that one has the option to change oil setting.

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Chris and Keith many thanks for your replies, I suppose with a 250HO its on the greater oil consumption setting, but you tend to still use XD100?

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I suppose with a 250HO its on the greater oil consumption setting, but you tend to still use XD100?
I am not sure whether you can change the setting on the 250HO as this is in effect a detuned 300, but it is recommended that you always use XD100 oil regardless of setting, especially in the HO's that are going to be used for a lot of the time at WOT.

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