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Old 18 July 2010, 09:28   #1
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Etec oil

Can anybody tell me roughly how much oil an Etec 150 would use in say 50 hours of mixed operation, both in the XD100 mode and in the XD50 mode (where I understand it uses more).

I'm getting 4 x 4L XD50 shipped in the boat just wondering how long that will last as I'll have to order it in from Engerrrland, not a hope of buying it here.

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If some good soul can answer for the 150hp usage part, I can confirm that it will use ALMOST twice as much XD50 as XD100. So there has to be a saving on postage costs right there!
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Old 18 July 2010, 19:05   #3
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It'll have to be by seafreight due to being hazardous, so the cost per cubic metre is neither here nor there really it will be fixed costs that are a bit steep.
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Can't you get a 25 litre drum shipped?
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Old 18 July 2010, 21:14   #5
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Can't you get a 25 litre drum shipped?
Is it available in 25L drums?

Probably easier to handle in small qtys but if the price difference is right...
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There's a place in the states that sells it dirt cheap. It's not worth us UK guys getting it because of the shipping, but you have to pay shipping anyway. I'll try and find the site later today if someone doesn't beat me to it.
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$19 a US Gallon if you buy a 55 Gal barrel at just over $1000.....Seems like a bargain to me: http://www.domo-online.com/evinrudexd50
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I saw that too, but it would still have to come via UK as the Argies are doing their best to f*ck up shipping links with all of South America at the moment so would 2 lots of shipping.

The other thing is that 55 gal drum would probably be years and years of use at my typical 50 hours a year, so at possible risk of contamination or 'going off' so would probably not be keen on that.

Anyway that brings me neatly back to the original question what's a typical oil consumption rate on an Etec 150 for either XD50 or XD100?
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Hi Mate,

Don't know exactly what the consumption is, i run the engines set to run on XD50 but put Xd100 in, i would guess that I am using a gallon of oil every 4-5 hours of running for both engines. If i was you I would have them ship a couple of cartons of the oil with the boat, there's 6 gallons in each carton, that will keep you going for a long time.
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Combining my data and Gordy's, that makes about 16 hours/1USG running on XD100 settings on a 150HP?

If you have the cable and software, I'd not bother p1ss1ng about with XD50, it just doesn't stack up. If you get stuck, you can reset to TCW3 for a while...
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