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Old 04 February 2005, 14:53   #1
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Difference between 'Ficht' & 'e-tec'

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This is an unusal thread in that it goes against the normal comparison between different makes of outboard. Ours v Theirs etc

This is theirs v theirs so to speak. Evinrude.

Some dealers are still selling Ficht engines- are these effectively 'last years model'?

Has the e-tec taken over fully? across the range as the 'current' model?

How much better is the e-tec? and can someone explain more about the differences?

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Old 04 February 2005, 15:37   #2
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The E-Tec technology will eventually be in place on all Evinrude engines and will replace Ficht completely. The V4 115, and V6 135, 150 and 175 engines are the only ones still being currently produced utilising the Ficht technology, although these are due to be relaunched as E-Tec engines during this year and next year. The latest E-Tecs to be introduced are the 200/225/250 V6 models. The 40/50/60 twin cylinder and 3 cylinder 75/90 models have been available for about 18 months.

Despite initial scepticism surrounding the claims made by Evinrude for their new E-Tec technology, the reception for them has been phenomenal. Brambles and AshleyD on the forum have the 250 fitted to their Scorpion and eulogise about it, as does Robin who has the 50 E-Tec on his Ribcraft. I guess only time will tell whether they are 'better' than the outgoing Ficht engines but initial signs are extremely promising. If you want a detailed technical analysis of the new technology check out www.evinrude.com
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Old 05 February 2005, 11:05   #3
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all clear now

Thanks phil

I was offered a new boat with new 200Hp Ficht. Well its clear that If I proceed with it I should insist on the 200 e-tec.

thanks again for the info. I too had heard that the e-tec was something special - but had'nt understood the model roll out.

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http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/ETEC.html

From what I have read the etec is basically the same block as the ficht but with better injectors and the materials used for bore/piston.

I wouldn't say no to either engine but obviously the etec would be the one of choice!
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