I've got an E-Tec and yes, it is essential to have it installed by a suitable engineer as they require a PDA with software on it to properly setup the engine. They installed the engine, guages, steering, throttle and even did the electrics and supplied a battery and isolator etc. They also set it up to use normal or etec oil (i'd highly reccomend going for the etec oil).
Servicing wise, my dealer said that it's probably worth getting it checked over every year to make sure that theres nothing major wrong - if there was a small fault it could do a hack of a lot of damage over three years comapred to one! Also worth noting that the dealer who said that sub contracts the fitting to the engineers next door and does not do servicing so there was no financial incentive for him to say that!
Originally Posted by bedajim
Hope someone can help
I'm looking at a new rib and one of the outboard options would be an E-TEC but I'm a little confused
The warranty I believe is 3 years but you need to have the outboard installed by a dealer for this to be valid
How far does the installation go steering throttle etc?
They don't need to be serviced for three years, but on some dealer websites they recommend annual servicing to the legs etc?
So does anyone have any experience with them
I'm still waiting for replies from two dealers