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Old 30 July 2008, 10:27   #1
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Etec essentials

A question to all users of etecs or with knowledge of them. I'm trying to create a list of things to bring with me to maintain the engine while away from home.

Oil - I'm currently using xd50
spark plugs + socket - which type of plugs are needed for an etec 50hp? - How often do they need replaced?
Pull start cord
manual with error warnings explained

I was wondering about a spare prop and I probably will carry one on long trips - I'm planning to get a prop more suited to the boat as soon as I get my rev. counter fixed. Any ideas where to get a new rev. counter?

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Old 30 July 2008, 12:15   #2
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Etecs need to have the plugs indexed and have to fitted so that the electrodes are at the correct angle to the injectors. Its easy enough to do once you have done it a couple of times.

There is info on the net about the method.
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Old 30 July 2008, 16:38   #3
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maybe spare fuse and a a spare in line fuel filter. I carry a few tie wraps and nuts and bolts incase anything comes adrift and bit of spare wire and insulating tape .

My rev counter has also failed ,Iam trying to find out how to diagnose for sure that its the rev counter and not the pick up on the engine so that i can get a warranty replacement . Local dealer is too busy and there is no way iam towing it back up to brum where it came from .
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Old 31 July 2008, 03:30   #4
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Conor,
look into this forum and all your questions will be answered.
You even do not have to aks, just search and read.

http://forums.etecownersgroup.com/mb/barnaclebill

http://forums.etecownersgroup.com/mb...l?forum=116324

http://forums.etecownersgroup.com/to...ost?id=2800177

http://forums.etecownersgroup.com/to...ost?id=2659627

http://forums.etecownersgroup.com/to...ost?id=2764090
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Old 31 July 2008, 09:01   #5
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Yes I have been there and asked , its a good forum for info . i was told that its ore than likely the tach itself as if the signal from the engine was lost it wouldn't be running .
I guess I will just have to wait for the local dealer .
One thing for sure if i ever buy another boat or engine it be locally , dealing with a dealer hundreds of miles away is impossible ,
I know all dealers are supposed to be helpful with warranty etc you come second place if you didn't buy the engine there . Its not the dealers fault its the manufacturers not wanting to pay the full rate for the work .
Its not just etec its evry dealer in my experience ,boats cars bikes etc etc
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