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Old 10 January 2006, 14:33   #61
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Even if they all used the same calibrated flow meter, and it worked correctly, did they all use the same calibrated Tachometer? Presumably someone would have noticed that the suzi wasn't reaching the "expected" 8100 rpm at FOT?

You probably wouldn't need a tacho to indicate the Suzy was pulling 8100rpm, I would think the fist sized hole in the engine block would be a give away.
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Old 10 January 2006, 15:12   #62
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It wonder why they didn't test an Opti. It might be good to do an Opti Etec test.

I't might be a cool idea to get the specs from the manufacturers and post em in the ref section of te forum.


Now If I may be a little less serious

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Old 10 January 2006, 15:59   #63
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I wonder why they didn't test an Opti.
It was a test for 250hp engines.

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It might be a cool idea to get the specs from the manufacturers and post em in the ref section of the forum.
I've got all the specs in spreadsheet form. You can borrow them if you want. They're in a tupperware box.

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Old 10 January 2006, 17:00   #64
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[QUOTE=davidmanning] Dunno what you're laughing at Mr. GED.

The Etec results are horseshit as well.


who cares its got to be less than im burning in my 200hp now!
and what arse from his elbo would by an engine on its peformance/fuel economy any way!... My new engine looks pretty and thats good enough for me.......fuel economy is for pipe smokin retired people........
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....fuel economy is for pipe smokin retired people........
Spot on! Spend 30K plus on a toy then worry about how cheap to run it'll be.?... go figure...
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I agree Ged, so much stuff on here re:- "how much fuel does it burn?" Unless you're a commercial operator, what does the odd litre here or there matter. Ribs cost heaps to buy and run, if you're gonna fret over a bit of fuel, don't buy one.
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It was a test for 250hp engines.

Would you like to borrow a book on anatomy?



I've got all the specs in spreadsheet form. You can borrow them if you want. They're in a tupperware box.

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I would be interested to see how well a 225 opti would stand up to those bigger emgines. I can tell you that at full chat pushing a 7.3 Gemin1 I was burning 98 lph but it was worth it
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Just read the thread from start to finish and quite surprised at you lot having what seems to me as an outsider as quite a pop at 'Riva'.

Firstly Rib International is a small specialist magazine (Wahay!) and therefore has to operate on a budget rather than having engines justs ent by the nearest PR company etc.

Riva to me is a hugely respected member of the RIB industry and when I have spent countless hours picking his brains, chewing the fat and generally hearing his thoughts on ribs, engines and the boating world, he has never be too busy and has actually always given me independant advice on the best way forward.

So my message is if someone if prepared to help out and spend a wet day in the Solent messing around with guages, timing runs etc. and I suspect he got no personal reward for it then good on him I say!

So maybe a bit more discussion and a little less slagging off might help! Anyone would think we were talking about Codprawns rib the way this thread is going!!!!!!!

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he has never be too busy and has actually always given me independant advice on the best way forward.
He's a good salesman isn't he?

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Dunno what you're laughing at Mr. GED.

The Etec results are horseshit as well.


who cares its got to be less than im burning in my 200hp now!
and what arse from his elbo would by an engine on its peformance/fuel economy any way!... My new engine looks pretty and thats good enough for me.......fuel economy is for pipe smokin retired people........
Ive seen your engine standing in the shop yeah it looks pretty good
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