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Old 23 June 2005, 05:10   #1
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Evinrude E Tec

Have just ordered an Evirude E tec 225 for my rib Gemini since i have sold the Mercury optimax 225 of her it hopefully should arrive on 29/6/05 after all the hype of these engines has anybody on Ribnet heard anything negative about them before I nail it to the back.

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Old 23 June 2005, 05:21   #2
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No not as jet, why the change
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Old 23 June 2005, 05:36   #3
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The optimax was three years old the boat was brand new so i just felt it deserved a new engine natural progression and evolution I suppose
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Old 23 June 2005, 08:31   #4
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I have one minor problem: when idling for a long time (5 - 10 min) the engine dies. I can easily restart it but from than on, the engine shuts always down within the minute. This only happens when the engine is warm (not with a cold start). My dealer has analyzed the logs together with an evinrude specialist but they found nothing.

Solution: don't idle for too long when the engine is warm. As soon as it's in gear, it doesn't happen any more. Or if I idle, after 5 minutes I put the engine in neutral, open a little bit the throttle and go back to idle.

Are there other Etec users with that problem?
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Old 23 June 2005, 10:27   #5
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E-tec

I have an E-tec 250 on a vipermax 7m.Had it on the water since Easter and am really happy with it.The only problem I have encountered is that the "smart gauge" is`nt so smart! It will not accept fuel info,I`ve spoken with the dealer and apparantly this is a common problem and will be sorted by Bombardier later in the year.Apart from that it puts a smile on my face everytime I use it.
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I have an E-tec 250 on a vipermax 7m.Had it on the water since Easter and am really happy with it.The only problem I have encountered is that the "smart gauge" is`nt so smart! It will not accept fuel info,I`ve spoken with the dealer and apparantly this is a common problem and will be sorted by Bombardier later in the year.Apart from that it puts a smile on my face everytime I use it.
On mine i had to change the smart gauge 2 times and on an other Vipermax 7.5 they have problems with the fuel info as well.

If it breaks again, they well put a Yamaha gauge

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Old 24 June 2005, 03:34   #7
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Oh just great an engine that will not Idle and smart gauges that are not smart
I really need this dont I
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Old 24 June 2005, 06:45   #8
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we have the 200 etec for 2 months now and have run up over 60 hours with no problems whatsoever apart from having to stick all that fuel in her. No proble on idle and fuel flow meter.

I understand that if the fuel flow transducer is not installed correctly then problems can arise.

I prefer the fuel flow on the Navman 6600 anyway.
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At last some good news many thanks for the feed back
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some good news
Have to say it sounds grrrrrrrrrreat too

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