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Old 15 August 2006, 03:16   #1
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Evinrude E-TEC

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



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Old 15 August 2006, 07:55   #2
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Hi James,
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!

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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



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Old 15 August 2006, 08:11   #3
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You should be able to get someone to commision it if you want to install it - just make sure you don't start it before they get there - the software will tell them!!!
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Old 30 August 2006, 15:31   #4
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Fitted my 75 etec and had engineers commission it. Requires PDA/ laptop to set up injectors and oil and all the other information that it can provide
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they require a PDA with software on it to properly setup the engine.

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Requires PDA/ laptop to set up injectors..........

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