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Old 11 February 2014, 04:35   #1
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e tec 115, 130

Hi Folks.
Any good bad or indifferent experiences with the current range of e tecs 115 or 130 hp extra long shaft motors?
Considering a re-engine on the 6m. Currently has a 90 suzi on it which in reality is enough but...... Rather fancy a new engine and the power:weight/servicing interval of the etec is a draw. So Liverpool Powerboats may be getting an order for one soon.
Any help would be appreciated before I part with the hard earned
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Old 11 February 2014, 05:07   #2
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I've got a pair of 2008 115s, love 'em. Problems wise, I've had an EMM in one of them which was out of warranty, but BRP make a BIG contribution to the replacement cost. I did the replacement myself, takes about an hour. I've had to change 1 injector (out of the 8 between the 2 engines) which I also did myself & it's a doddle, despite what Honda dealers might have you believe. The first service was 300hrs or 3 years which cost less that 600 for the pair. I use XD100 oil, which if you buy in bulk is around 40/US gallon. LPB are the most expensive that I've found for oil, beware.
The engines start first time every time, even after being winterised & stood all winter, the holeshot is teriffic. Fuel wise, I get 0.7nm/L, better if I'm light on the throttle. A single would get me into the magic 1nm/L territory. On cruises I use around the same amount of fuel as similarly powered 4S boats. (& have twice the fun)
Andy (Hadd) has the 130.
I thought that the 115 was being discontinued & replaced by the 130
Would I buy another Etec, absolutely, I'm already planning my next boat & it will have an Etec on the back. Are they perfect, nope! but what is?

Give Mike Vincent at South Coast Marine a ring for a price, top bloke & very well connected at BRP
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Old 11 February 2014, 10:51   #3
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Give Mike Vincent at South Coast Marine a ring for a price, top bloke & very well connected at BRP
Yep definitely worth a call he supplies most of the UK dealers as well now.
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Old 11 February 2014, 11:39   #4
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Would also be worth having a chat with John Price at Ribstuff, they quoted very good prices when I re-engined.
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Old 11 February 2014, 14:49   #5
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I had first a small Rib with an old Yam 40, which was bad.
Than bought a larger boat with a old 115 HP Johnson, Motor was bad, changed it for a 90 HP E-tec. What a great motor ! Low fuel consumption, low noise (with a bit windy weather a have to lean back to hear it running), and most important: always first start running.
Now a have a 115 HP E-tec which is also great...
When i buy an other engine it will be an E-tec definatly !
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Old 17 February 2014, 16:37   #6
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I've got a 2007 115 on my boat, to be fair I've not used it a lot up to now but initial signs are good, quiet (what noise it does make is awesome) and bags of grunt. Liverpool Power Boats are good people to deal with, make good coffee too

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Old 18 February 2014, 16:17   #7
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?... Liverpool Power Boats are good people to deal with, make good coffee too
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LPB supplied and fitted a 90 eTec on my Searider at the very end of last season. They quoted by far the best price at the time and turned me from the dark side (I was an hour away from buying a Merc Opti).
I've only put a couple of hours or so on to date but am impressed with the whole set up. The hole shot due to the relatively light 2stroke engine is fantastic.

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