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Old 12 February 2018, 11:09   #1
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Evinrude 50SW ETEC

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I am considering buying a rib with a 2007 Evinrude 50 SW ETEC outboard.

The engine has done 1300 hours. Should I be put off by such high hours ?

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Old 12 February 2018, 11:21   #2
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Engines thrive on use more die from inactivity than actually wear out. Do the usual checks and it should be fine
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Old 12 February 2018, 14:33   #3
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Has it been serviced, what oil is it running on?
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That’s the problem - I’m having trouble finding out a great deal about it ... apparently previously owned by a siailing club so I’m thinking may have spent a lot of time at displacement speeds?
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Thatís the problem - Iím having trouble finding out a great deal about it ... apparently previously owned by a siailing club so Iím thinking may have spent a lot of time at displacement speeds?


That's not a problem for the Etec, I'd ask for an engine printout, or if that isn't available, ask them to get it serviced & you'll pay the service costs if the deal goes through. A service will include supplying a printout showing oil settings & times at various RPM bands.
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Thanks. That’s may be a good way forward. It’s not the most expensive boat in the world but I would need it to be reliable out on the Solent with children on board.
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1300 hours for an evinrude etec is just a running in period for. if it is used with and good fuel filter do dont need to worry about engine hours.
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do you have a ability to make an engine compression check ?
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Hi,

If you have a laptop, I can lend you the software/hardware you would need to do a full diagnostic check on the engine. Plenty of Youtube vids on how to do it.

Alternatively, I could prpbably get it done for you for £50 ish.

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Thatís a walk in the park for an etec they will go a long time providing they are looked after properly.
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