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Old 22 January 2010, 03:14   #51
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Whenever I see these kind of posts I am always suspicious of why people do not appear to be taking any advice but just continuing to bash the manufacturer in the hope of getting more warranty etc.
I'd agree with that and also never understand why people offering the advice keep trying to help those who can't be saved, but on the flip side if the dealer has sold a story of everyone meeting at the boat show and sitting around the table to sort it out you may feel it's worth a punt.

One thing for sure I bet he doesn't buy another Etec
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Old 22 January 2010, 03:28   #52
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My Solicitor and Surveyor feel that as the engine is obviously not fit for the purpose that it was supplied that I should be returning it to evinrude.
I'd get a new solicitor then! Your "contract" exists with the dealer not with evinrude - you need to return the engine to the dealer demanding a full refund/replacement as the goods are not fit for purpose. However its not quite as simple as that as you've "enjoyed" it for some time so the courts would deduct a proportion for this.
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Old 22 January 2010, 03:59   #53
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You have previously mentioned or it may have been your freind that you have lost faith in the dealer. Have you tried taking the engine to any other dealer?

Its the dealer you need to have discuss the faults with BRP there is little point in you trying to deal with them directly as they will need a dealer to confirm what the problems are.

It was your dealer that suggested the meeting at the boat show then pulled out at the last minute, had you previously spoken to Mike Loach ? because I suspect that he knows nothing about this and I knew several months ago that BRP would not be attending the boat show so it sounds to me like your dealer is taking the piss.

It has already been suggested on here that you need to try another dealer and yet you don't appear to have heeded this advice.

Some of the problems you have mentioned such as a chaffing loom will be due to poor rigging so perhaps this is why your dealer is not to keen to take the issues to BRP as they will just bounce the claim back onto the dealer.Also if you are having repeat problems with oil seals etc then it does not sound like its been fixed properly. There are some really SHITE outboard mechanics out there

I have never had any issues with getting warranty work completed by my dealer in Taunton.

Whenever I see these kind of posts I am always suspicious of why people do not appear to be taking any advice but just continuing to bash the manufacturer in the hope of getting more warranty etc.
It's not my intention to be bashing anybody but I have spoke to Mike Loach on several occasions and he is well aware of the problems I've been having with my engine.

As for taking my engine to another dealer the marine industry in Ireland is very small and Marine Motors in Cork is the only Evinrude dealer I know off although there may be one in Dublin but this is a considerable distance away.

BRP were not at the show but Mike Loach had been but didn't bother to return my call.

I'd love to be able to take some of the advice people have been giving but unfortunately I'm not in a position to do so as we don't have numerous dealers etc... I'm just very unhappy with my engine and the service I feel I've had. My dealer gave me the contact details for BRP and suggested i talk with them directly which I have done on numerous occassions but I still have not got the problems resolved.
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So nearly a year on from the last post are you all still singing the Etec song, or is it a story of never again ?
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So nearly a year on from the last post are you all still singing the Etec song, or is it a story of never again ?
On a shopping trip?
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still singing the Etec song, or is it a story of never again ?
Not the etec, it's the Johnson song. must get round to making an etec song actually
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Old 07 January 2011, 05:23   #57
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Still loving mine done close to 200 hours now and still runs like a clock.

Just make sure it's rigged well and that the dealer is a good one. If you are doing it yourself then there are a few simple rules to follow that are all in the service book.
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Old 07 January 2011, 13:57   #58
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Not the etec, it's the Johnson song. must get round to making an etec song actually
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Jesus you dont get much more redneck than that

Oh apart from this of course.
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Old 19 January 2011, 22:59   #59
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I'm partial to this one by Wendell Ferguson. Can't find a version by him though, so this will have to do.

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Saw this on an American Website.....

Mind you, I can't talk, I have a Yamaha 300 HPDI which has the worst reputation for blowing up.! Gulp.!
I remember that photo, if you look carefully they are FICHT's, they came off the back of a fleet of police boats in Florida iirc. They were at the end of their economic life & were replaced with Etecs.
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