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Old 05 December 2010, 16:52   #51
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What did you think of the FICHT & DI Evinrudes, when they were produced?
Unlike Optimax, Suzuki DF & DT, etec, Verado, Honda T***tec and probably others, I have never been on one, so cannot comment

AFAIU though, some found them incredibly powerful and efficient, wheras for a fair few they simply went boom Although when BRP took over and introduced FICHT RAM I believe that there were very very few reliability issues with the engines
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Old 05 December 2010, 16:52   #52
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I know what I think, I used to own a Ficht. Went bang after less than a season
Unfortunately, you weren't alone in suffering this predicament.
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AFAIU though, some found them incredibly powerful and efficient, wheras for a fair few they simply went boom
There may be a connection there.
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My last RIB had a 175 FICHT on it, bloody good engine, the only problem I had in 6 years was a fuel pump. It went like sh1t off a shovel, mind you on a 585 Ribcraft it ought to
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How did this thread go from engine on the move to engine economy and oil burning?? 
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How did this thread go from engine on the move to engine economy and oil burning?? 
Thread hijackers - don't you hate them?
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I think a bored schoolboy saw mention of Etec in the thread
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I actually feel totally redundant in this thread
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Leave him alone, he's been busy in "another place" abusing the cousins
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