Originally Posted by Locozodiac
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.
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.