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Old 12 January 2010, 07:54   #11
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thanks for the quick response.

Would they both roughly be worth the same after 5yrs? even though the honda will still have 1yrs warranty?
The Honda is more expensive from the outset, so this will be reflected in the second-hand value. One year remaining of the Honda warranty is attractive. Not sure how much it reflects in resale value.
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Old 12 January 2010, 08:01   #12
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I,ve had 2 new evinrude 2 strokes although they were the direct injection before the E-tec.As far as oil useage and performance i would say they arent much different.The services are though.I was told by a qualified tech that he has seen a high number of e-tecs with corosion isues although this may be due to owners thinking because they dont need a service then they dont nead maintaining.I didnt have an isue myself but then i always kept both mine on a trailer and wash with fresh water and regularly sprayed with WD 40.I think my main complaint was dripping 2 stroke oil when tilted up.It would drip onto the transome .This is common and to avoid it i had to regularly take the air intake off and wash it with petrol.My computer keeps crashing so i,ll post this and carry on with other info.
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Old 12 January 2010, 08:23   #13
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I always found it frustrating when anything went wrong that it had to be fixed by computer/laptop and at first it was hard to find a dealer who was good at this .I had several warenty claims for sensers and i had the injection pump replaced.This was never quibled and i never had a problem with Jets Marivent.If i rung them to speak to them they were always helpfull.I myself prefer 4 strokes now.They are so quite and clean.When doing trolling or low rev work the two stroke will use more oil as its activated by throttling up and and down on the throttle .I used to get through quite a lot of two stroke oil I run twin 40hp 4 stroke mariners very happy with them.If i were to replace them i would definately consider the yam.Basicly the same engine but finish slightly better and the trim and tilt system is quieter.I know this as i have one too.I recently had a searider with a good yam 90hp 2 stroke and it flew and sounded good and was a totaly different feel than the searider with twin fourstrokes.for your club you are better off with yam suz mariner honda fourstroke. I dont think you would have a problem selling the evinrude with the warenty still left as fourtyE-tecs are hard to find secondhand if any good. Hope this is a help.Peter
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Old 12 January 2010, 10:28   #14
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Difficult question this, they are very different beasts.

I know a few commercial users who run E-Tecs and they swear by them, I am told the fuel consumption at low rpms is outstanding and the service interval makes for low annual costs.

Personally I like Honda, they have been making engines with the same technology for so long that I feel they have it right. My own 90 is a Honda and I would swap it for another Honda without hesitation.

For the record my Honda is used for training, long runs of 20, 30, 60 and 120 miles in a day. It is used every day in summer and every third day in winter, so useage of many hundreds of hours per year.
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thanks for your help, i get the impression that neither would be a bad buy, so we will probably be sticking with a Honda although the etec dealer did offer us a few freebies that may change that.
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