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Old 07 November 2007, 12:03   #1
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Evenrude E-Tec 150hp Counter Rotational

I hope this is not a silly question but I'm hoping someone can help me with this one.

In my quickness to find a good deal on e-bay I feverishly bid and won at (very good price ) a used 2006 150hp E-Tec engine with about 100 hours on it.(or so it said) I now have it (have not had it fitted yet) and it looks in very good condition Everthing is as I had expected except I have now found out that it is a counter rotational engine.

This doesn't matter to me but what I want to know is that other than the propellor and gear box being a different set up and obiously the shaft spinning anti clockwise rather than clockwise will it make any other difference to the fitting or running of this engine.

It is being fitted as a single engine on an 8.2 metre Rib.Is there anything I should know.Any help or advise would be much appreciated !!!!!

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Old 07 November 2007, 12:08   #2
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Should make no ods to you, just remember the engine will need offsetting to port (normally to starboard), the engine is just the same as normal, and you could change the gear box if you wish.

Hope this helps.

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Old 07 November 2007, 12:18   #3
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E tec

Hi Jono,

Thanks for that I was begining to think I might have "dropped a clanger" So the gearboxes are interchangeable then.Thats good to know

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It is not a silly question. I have a single counter rot. 200 merc. On the merc the control cable for shift cable needs to operate in the oposite direction. This is clearly shown in the factory manual. Do not know about Evinrudes but it may be the same so worth checking. This change can usually be done at the control box. I would not bother about the offset issue on an 8 M. boat unless it turns out to be a problem. Mine is a 7M and positioned on centre. Hope this helps.
PS. Changing it over to standard rotaion is a major job as the complte guts of the lower end have to be changed, probably around 1K plus you need to buy a new prop. Do not be tempted to run it in reverse with a standard prop. as the reverse gear is not strong enough for this.
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Old 07 November 2007, 16:04   #5
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E Tec

Thank you Limey for your advice,I'm looking forward to launching her,just hope the second hand etec-performs as good as she looks !!!

I've seen mixed reports about e-tecs,but it is the obvious choice for me as the after service and parts availability is good on the Island (Barbados) due to a very good Evenrude dealer.There would be no point having an engine that I can't get parts for easily or serviced propally.

We used to use Johnson 4 strokes on our boats and they worked really well,never had any major problems for about 5 years of use accept injectors and at that time our boats were used commercialy.

Thanks again !!
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Old 08 November 2007, 09:04   #6
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IIn my quickness to find a good deal on e-bay I feverishly bid and won at (very good price ) a used 2006 150hp E-Tec engine with about 100 hours on it.(or so it said)

Check the model number closely or post it here. There was no 150 E-TEC with a 2006 model year.

A quick way to tell is if the motor cover has 2 or three latches on it. 3 latches, rear and two sides, is an E-TEC and 2 latches, front and rear, are a FICHT or DI engine.
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Be aware that finding a good selection of props for a CR motor may be tough. Not an issue if you already have a prop that works acceptably, of course.

Other than that, shouldn't be a problem at all (unless the transom bolt holes were offset for a standard rotation engine.)

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Be aware that finding a good selection of props for a CR motor may be tough. Not an issue if you already have a prop that works acceptably, of course.

Other than that, shouldn't be a problem at all (unless the transom bolt holes were offset for a standard rotation engine.)

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Check the model number closely or post it here. There was no 150 E-TEC with a 2006 model year.

A quick way to tell is if the motor cover has 2 or three latches on it. 3 latches, rear and two sides, is an E-TEC and 2 latches, front and rear, are a FICHT or DI engine.
So are you saying that there were no 150 E-tecs made in 2006? We have just bought a RIB with a 2006 Evinrude E-tec 150 HO on the back. It has E-tec on the hood and 3 latches
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So are you saying that there were no 150 E-tecs made in 2006? We have just bought a RIB with a 2006 Evinrude E-tec 150 HO on the back. It has E-tec on the hood and 3 latches

Your 150 E-TEC would be a 2007 model year, not a 2006.

I'm sure you will find that the 2 letters just before the last letter on the model number plate will be SU.

SU designates a 2007 model.

SD - 2006
SC - 2008
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