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Old 21 October 2009, 18:51   #1
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E-tec's Break in Period

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Being a 2 strokes, was wondering if you need to pour a portion of oil in gas tank for every gallon as in standard 2 trokes engines break in + automatic oil supply from internal tank just for the break in procedure ? Or no, just uses the internal oil tank automatic amount feed for the break procedue. Somebody told me that this engine comes factory breaked in, is this true ? or needs ? working ours to be so. please advise.

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Apparently so. Evinrude state zero running in and no scheduled maintenance for 300hrs or 3 years....

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The Etec ups the amount of oil it puts in automatically for the first 10hrs of the run in period. I held off from extended periods of WOT for the first 20hrs, although the book says that this is not necessary.
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I think I'd be safe in saying most of the "high tec" 2- strokes will automatically adjust the oil mix for the run -in period.

Also with modern manufacturing the piston - cylinder mating is a lot improved compared to 20 odd years ago. The piston machining station "stacks" pistons having measured them, and can then pick & choose to suit the bored cyls that pop out the other machining station, also measured. Add that to materials improvements and verging on "clean room" assembly areas. and the need for running in is removed.

Whether BRP or any of the others use said technology or they feel they have to suggest a "running in" perod because the buying public have always had to do it so it seems strange not to is another discussion entirely!
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no oil mixing with gas with e-tecs.
e-tecs do not use mixed fuel/oil, at etecs the oil is injected directly, not together with fuel.
depending on the etec model the break in lasts 2 or 5 hour above 2000 rpm.
so, normally break in is over after 4 or 10 hours, except one is just trolling under 2000 rpm.
so, no fixed break in time with fixed hours, but depending on the usage.
during break in etecs inject additional oil by themself.

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Hello Fredi,

Was wondering if it's the same 2 hours time for the new E-tec 25 /30 HP models break in period, seems older 2 strokes electric oil feed must have a 50:1 premix oil/gas ratio in tank + automatic lubbing for first break in period, after that, uses auto feed oil only. E-tecs being electronically adjusted are not required, a modernity issue.

Is it ok to use any good 2 strokes TCW-3 oils like Yamalube, Chevron, or these engines likes their specified brand products, which are not available locally because of price.

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Hello Fredi,

Was wondering if it's the same 2 hours time for the new E-tec 25 /30 HP models break in period, seems older 2 strokes electric oil feed must have a 50:1 premix oil/gas ratio in tank + automatic lubbing for first break in period, after that, uses auto feed oil only. E-tecs being electronically adjusted are not required, a modernity issue.

Is it ok to use any good 2 strokes TCW-3 oils like Yamalube, Chevron, or these engines likes their specified brand products, which are not available locally because of price.

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if possible, you should use Evinrude XD100 oil, the best oil you can use for an Etec.
Etecs are programmed for XD50/TCW3 oil out of the factory. With this setting you are allowd to use each TCW3 oil, but BRP XD100 oil is recommended.
Then there is a reduced oil setting named XD100, will be done by your dealer, with which etecs use less oil than with TCW3 setting. With XD100 setting you are only allowd to use XD100 oil, TCW3 only in an emergency case.

XD100 is quite expensive oil, but with the reduced setting you will not feel it so hard in your pocket. Xd100 is especially formulated for etecs and other 2-stroke DI engines and really is smoke free and nearly without smell. It already contains a decarbonizer, so, its really highly recommended.

Some new HO engines cannot be programmed for XD100 reduced setting becasue HOs are normally hard used in the US+A, so is my 150HO, but XD100 is also highly recommended there.

if you want to know more about evinrude etecs, visit this forum http://www.etecownersgroup.com/

how long the break in period of an 25/30 etec engine is you can ask in above forum or I think you also will find it in the manual.
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I've had my 225 ETec since last May and haven't had any problems at all. The local dealer recommended the first plug change be done sooner than the manual suggests and changed my engine to the XD100 setting via a laptop. As mentioned above, you can't use XD50 for an extended period if the engine is programmed for XD100. Although the thing does drink a lot of fuel (between 1.3 and 1.7 litres per hour at 30 - 40 knots) it is very economical on oil. There's no need for a run in period; I had mine at WOT soon after the boat was in the water and it hasn't blown up yet.

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Did you add the bird singing to cover the sound of the main bearings trying to escape on the Etec?
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