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Old 28 September 2009, 14:05   #1
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E-tec 115 knocking - dealers in the southwest???

Hmmmm....I went out for a run today and when I flushed the engine on muffs when I got home it sounded a little "knockey". I took the cover off and had a little poke around and found a degree of play in the main bearings......hmmm.....only 40 hours on the clock too.

Looks like another E-Tec horror may be unravelling. Any body able to reccomend a good dealer in the southwest who actually knows about these engines, most seem to be useless with them from what I have heard. I reluctant to trail it all the way back to portsmouth where I bought it as its a 500 mile round trip!

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Old 28 September 2009, 15:23   #2
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I can guess what the dealers will tell you!!

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well this has never happened before
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whats wrong with these engines, it seems to be the end user that gets nailed!!
was it running just to lean and has dried the mains out??
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Old 28 September 2009, 15:38   #3
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God knows mate. I'm getting my boxing gloves on anticipating a fight. I have loved the engine up until now. Kind of wishing I had saved a grand or two and got an Opti or 4 stroke!
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roughly 3 years ago i had a demo on a salcombe flyer 530 with a 5 hour old 115 e tec, well i never actually got to go on it as it refused to start and when it did, chucked out a load of blue smoke and sounded rougher than a 500 norton!!

then the following weekend, i met the chap again, spanking new engine on it which would have come in on the deal, temp -2 ,two stroke oil refused to mix with fuel, No start!! would only run up to 1000 rpm or something like that,
laughably he said,
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its never done this before
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i wonder if the sales people are trained to say this in the event of any issues.




anyway , sorry going off on one....if the mains are outside their tolerance then replacement is the only option,whats the warranty on them??

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all engine have their faults but these things are having the lions share at the moment, chris will probally help you on this one,
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found a degree of play in the main bearings......
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Where did you feel play? was it end float or side to side?
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Any body able to reccomend a good dealer in the southwest who actually knows about these engines
Speak to Steve at Race Marine, he is without a doubt the best guy I have dealt with, 01823 282662 5 mins from the M5 Taunton.

I hope its OK
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They're Evinrude dealers at Lostwithiel, been good in any dealings I've had with them but that was straighforward servicing etc. Did hear a commercial user praise them for their engine work though, Worth a call perhaps.
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They're Evinrude dealers at Lostwithiel, been good in any dealings I've had with them but that was straighforward servicing etc. Did hear a commercial user praise them for their engine work though, Worth a call perhaps.
I met the owner this summer and had a long chat on a pontoon with him. He really does have the right attitude-wouldn't hesitate to use them.
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Sorry about your troubles Mark. I was about ready to buy an Etec last summer, but then went with a Yammy 4 stroke instead... in part because of a very good demo deal, but also because the dealer (who sells everything) was starting to hear stories of poor lubrication, especially when used in colder temperatures....
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I can't help your engine issue, but would you mind adding your experience to this survey
which is for use on the this forum only.

http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/renders...5m6675nw645944

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