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Old 13 June 2007, 09:14   #1
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e-tec problems & questions

Hi there.

I have recently bought my new e-tec 90 as described on an earlier thread.

It appears to be a great engine, and according to the little tag under the hood, has been programmed to run on XD100 oil (as per my request).

Thing is, I have already noticed the prop to be a bit loose (why???) and when I went to top up the oil, the oil in the reservoir is a greeny colour compared to the oil i have in the xd100 tub being brown?

What colour should XD100 be and if it should be brown, then why is the stuff in the engine greeny blue?????

How do I find out what it has been set up for and how do I know it is getting properly lubed?

Alan
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Old 13 June 2007, 09:51   #2
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Alan

My e-tec has an xd100 sticker on the side. If you don't have this the other option is to take it you local dealer and he can plug it into his laptop and let you know.

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Old 13 June 2007, 13:00   #3
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Prop may not have been torqued properly to begin with, or often, things just need to be re-torqued after a bit of use. You're supposed to re-torque wheel lugs and such after a few miles, though few do!

Color difference may just be that more light comes through the engine tank, changing its appearance. When my ETEC was delivered, they had used the XD100 from one of the 2 gallons I ordered, so I was sure that was what was in the engine.I seem to recall that the oil in the engine tank appeared a bit different, but can't say for sure. I wish I had my boat handy so I could take a look, but not until next week.
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same here

ive just bought some xd 100 i also noticed the different colour im going to run the tank out before i put the new lot in as i dont want to mix them ?? what price did u pay its not cheap is it ??
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its not cheap is it
Limekiln chandlery have some 1ltr and 5ltr bottles of xd100 going cheap.

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The XD100 oil I have is greeny/blue.
The correct torque for the prop nut is 10-12 ft lbs.

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The colour of the xd100 looks blue, especialy in the 75 and 90hp models. This is because of the plastic tank and oil tube makeup colour, dont worry. stick to xd100 as this is a far better oil than the 50 lasting longer and allowing the engine to tick over smoother...Always Always make sure the engine has been set up for xd100 by your dealers computer and not by programing via ignition switch and hand control as this has caused many problems in the past.......
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I have a brand new 3l bottle of XD100 and it is brown in colour - in fact I would describe it as being light brown similar in colour to a dilute Coca Cola.
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XD100 oil colour

Hi Alan

The reason your oil is discoloured is because the engines are delivered to the dealer with about 1/2 litre of XD50 in the tank there is no problem adding XD100 to a small quantity it will get clearer when you do your next fill,hope this helps.

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Hi there.

I have recently bought my new e-tec 90 as described on an earlier thread.

It appears to be a great engine, and according to the little tag under the hood, has been programmed to run on XD100 oil (as per my request).

Thing is, I have already noticed the prop to be a bit loose (why???) and when I went to top up the oil, the oil in the reservoir is a greeny colour compared to the oil i have in the xd100 tub being brown?

What colour should XD100 be and if it should be brown, then why is the stuff in the engine greeny blue?????

How do I find out what it has been set up for and how do I know it is getting properly lubed?

Alan
Hi there, xd100 is a tcw3 grade oil, the dealer has for sure put quicksilver oil in your motor because this oil is to a tcw3 grade oil and cheaper for him to do so, you can top it up with your xd100 when needed, hope this help's. Chris.
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