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Old 29 April 2011, 17:21   #1
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Evinrude E-TEC E75DPL

Can anybody give me any advise or recomendations on this engine, it is to power a 5.3 Destroyer. Details say no servicingfor three years, can this be real?. Cheers Phil
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Can anybody give me any advise or recomendations on this engine, it is to power a 5.3 Destroyer. Details say no servicingfor three years, can this be real?. Cheers Phil
Yup, first service is 300 hours or 3 years. I think you also get a 5 year warranty now (used to be 3 years). Even after 3 years you are only looking at plugs, impeller, gearbox oil & any software updates. See here for more info. Personally, although the 75 Etec is a strong engine, I think it could be a tad underpowered for a 5.3m boat. I'd look at the 115hp if the boat will take it.
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Yup, first service is 300 hours or 3 years. I think you also get a 5 year warranty now (used to be 3 years). Even after 3 years you are only looking at plugs, impeller, gearbox oil & any software updates. See here for more info. Personally, although the 75 Etec is a strong engine, I think it could be a tad underpowered for a 5.3m boat. I'd look at the 115hp if the boat will take it.
Yep, though I wouldn't leave it unchecked for 3 years. Imagine the damage if you picked up a bit of fishing line round the propshaft and it cut into the seals and wasn't checked for a year.
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I agree Nos, but I'd class that as routine maintenance, not service.

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The 75 and the 90hp are the same size and weight. Worth considering maybe
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The 75 and the 90hp are the same size and weight. Worth considering maybe
"allegedly" the 75hp & 90hp aren't that far apart in power output. The 75 is supposed to be around 80hp & the 90 is supposed to be only giving around 85hp. That's why I suggested the 115, more bang for your buck when compared to the 90hp.
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I have a 115 e-tec on a destroyer 5.5. The 5.3 is only rated to 90Hp hence I went for the 5.5 cause I wanted the V4 power and noise!
I would say that even the 5.5 with the 115 on the back feels a little stern heavy to me. I see about 24-5 knots at 18 litres per hour around 3500 rpm.

I'm just due my 1st propper service now after 3 years. After 18 months I had the dealer drop the leg, grease all the bolts, check the impellor and change the gear oil though which cost less than 100.

I do think that the 90 would nice on a 5.3 and probably a fair bit better on juice than the 115 maybe.

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Hi I have a Solent 5.4 with an E-Tec 75 hp and it is plenty of power for what we use it for - messing about in the Solent.

We are normally 4 up and it has lots of power when we need it.

So far (18 months on) I would recommend the whole rig with no hesitation.

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