Yeah, it's 15 HP, right?
Any E-TEC techs or experts here? I have an opportunity to buy a NEW old stock '05 E-Tec 75 and a pretty large discount. Dealer will flash it to latest program, rig the motor, with controls, prop and new battery. Cost is $3300+ USD less than a new 90 hp! Too good a deal to pass up.
Naturally however, I really want a 90 for my Searider. Looking at the engine specs got me thinking
(always dangerous!)... There appears to be no meaningful difference between a 75 and a 90 in terms of mechanics. Doing a big of googling, I found a reference to a BRP rep telling someone it's just the EMM and intake manifold. Soooo... If I were to buy the 75, and a new EMM & intake for a 90, I'd presumably have a 90 for a dramatic discount. Obviously I have a potential for a warranty problem, which for the sake of argument, I'm willing to accept.
I've done this and more to my Saab 2.0 turbo, taking it from 185 hp to ~230 so this is not uncharted territory for me!
That started with a simple ECU swap... Outboard folks seem like sticks in the mud in comparison to the help available tuning autos!!
I've asked about this on an E-Tec heavy US Bassboat board and gotten a lot of guff about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nonsense (it's the same damned engine!!), just buy a 90, etc. Which I would do if only money were no issue!. Even then, I'd be a card carrying member of the CBYC (Cheap Bastard's Yacht Club), if I weren't to cheap to buy a hat!
I'm looking for some more useful input on whether this should be as easy as it seems. Maybe it's just my cheapness and willingness to tinker, but it seems like everyone should be doing this! Why not? What am I missing here?