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Old 15 March 2012, 10:08   #1
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Evinride Ficht 225hp

does anyone know anything about the evinrude ficht 225hp 2003 model engine with just under 200 hours
are they economical - reliable - any history of problems at all
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 16 March 2012, 20:24   #2
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does anyone know anything about the evinrude ficht 225hp 2003 model engine with just under 200 hours
are they economical - reliable - any history of problems at all
Any help would be greatly appreciated
The early FICHTS had a poor reputation due to powerhead failures caused by carbon build up. I had a later model 175hp of similar vintage to yours & the problems had been ironed out by then. It was faultless & very economical (4gph@27kn but it was only pushing a 585). Use the genuine FICHT oil or even better, XD100 & you should be ok. It was problems with the early the FICHT engines & developing the Etec that killed OMC. Check the compression before you buy, should be pretty even across all cylinders & be +125psi
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