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Old 15 October 2007, 17:26   #11
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When I looked at the 200 Etec the dealer said that it only needed to be serviced every three years but have it checked every year and the exposed nuts and bolts removed and re greased as they would never shift after three years
And while they're at it, may as well drop the leg and change the impeller
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Old 15 October 2007, 17:31   #12
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Good idea , i shall remove my own nuts and re grease them . Currently struggling with very siezed motor lock on the transom bolt . its only a year old but won't move .
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Old 15 October 2007, 17:50   #13
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I'm running the XD100 in my 90 ETEC, programmed for the XD100. I don't think I'd have it any other way, and I read a lot of nonsense about ETECs... I've jsut started on my 2nd gallon. Taking the RIB into the dealer soon, it's been nearly a year, with afair amount of use, I'm curious about the hours on it, and want to have all the extra bits lubed by them as suggested for saltwater use. Going to run the self-winterizing bit in the next couple of days.
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Old 15 October 2007, 17:57   #14
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I'm running the XD100 in my 90 ETEC, programmed for the XD100. I don't think I'd have it any other way, and I read a lot of nonsense about ETECs... I've jsut started on my 2nd gallon. Taking the RIB into the dealer soon, it's been nearly a year, with afair amount of use, I'm curious about the hours on it, and want to have all the extra bits lubed by them as suggested for saltwater use. Going to run the self-winterizing bit in the next couple of days.

that doesn't sound too bad if a gallon has lasted nearly season .

whats the self winterising bit all obout ,iam waiting for my owners manual to be posted to me hence the questions ,
I think there is a lot of scare stories on the net about anything new or a bit different , the tales of horror about My T5 van are pretty bad , but boils down to the few with problems making a lot of noise .
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Old 16 October 2007, 03:33   #15
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Xd 100

We have an E-Tec 250hp and are using the XD 100 oil. In the beginning we used the XD 50 oil but switched for various reasons (spark-plugs last longer, need to take lesser oil with us when going on holidays, ) to the XD 100. Oils consumption dropped with more than 50%. On average I guess we use 1 litre of oil for every 110 litters of fuel.

So far we have 350 hours on the engine. First real maintenance was done at 280 hours. With XD 100 oil, spark plugs last much longer. We change them every 150 hours whereas with the XD 50 oil, we cleaned them at 75 hours and had to change them at 100 hours.

So is it worth changing? For us, yes!


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Old 16 October 2007, 13:01   #16
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Thanks for all the replies here . Sounds like i have made the right decision and if oil usage is 100 to 1 or less then the cost really is quite insignificant.

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Old 16 October 2007, 22:29   #17
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that doesn't sound too bad if a gallon has lasted nearly season .

whats the self winterising bit all obout ,iam waiting for my owners manual to be posted to me hence the questions ,
I think there is a lot of scare stories on the net about anything new or a bit different , the tales of horror about My T5 van are pretty bad , but boils down to the few with problems making a lot of noise .
There's a certain startup sequence to follow that will fog the engine by itself. Part of the "No Dealer Maintenance" bit. My ETEC has been absolutely bulletproof. I had one little bump in the road, but that was solely due to contaminated fuel. Changed the external fuel filter and it was back to normal. Many of the ETEC problems can be traced back to improper rigging and set-up, so if you're doing it yourself, be careful!

You used to be able to download a PDF of the owner's manual from somewhere on the BRP or Evinrude site site...
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Old 17 October 2007, 14:40   #18
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There's a certain startup sequence to follow that will fog the engine by itself. Part of the "No Dealer Maintenance" bit. My ETEC has been absolutely bulletproof. I had one little bump in the road, but that was solely due to contaminated fuel. Changed the external fuel filter and it was back to normal. Many of the ETEC problems can be traced back to improper rigging and set-up, so if you're doing it yourself, be careful!

You used to be able to download a PDF of the owner's manual from somewhere on the BRP or Evinrude site site...

Its clever that winterising operation . The dealer had to do it today when i had the oil reset .
I was very imressed with the readout and history available on the computer . There is no way you could hide the anything in an engines history . If I was buying a used etec I would ask for a printout top be done ,well worth the 1/2 hrs labour .

I used Outboard services at Lostwithiel , its not often I feel total confidence in anyone working on any machine of mine but the guys there were spot on , they had time for me and let me watch the whole procedure . Recomended 100%
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