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Old 25 January 2005, 17:07   #1
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FOUR STROKE or E-TEC THAT IS THE QUESTION

HI GUYS

I AM GOING TO CHANGE MY SUZUKI DT90.V4 FOR ETHER A NEW
FOUR STROKE OR A E-TEC FOR THE COMING SEASON

SO I COULD DO WITH SOME INPUT FROM YOU OWNERS OF
E-TECS AND FOUR STROKE OUTBOARDS

MPG OR MPL FIGERS WOULD HELP

GRUMPY
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Old 25 January 2005, 17:52   #2
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I have a friend with a Bombard 6.2M with 90HP E-TEC. I will ask him about fuel consumtion figures but I know it is very good. It also looks fantastic! One of the best looking outboards evermade in IMHO.
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Old 25 January 2005, 18:24   #3
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E Tec

I had a 75hp fitted to my 5.5m, e tec that is -- use it as a safety boat, great engine, would rec it to anyone, low fuel, high oil price, but it uses hardly any, and as you say a great looking engine, and lighter than a 4 stoke -- get one.

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Old 26 January 2005, 04:13   #4
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I have a 50 hp etec on my 4.8 ribcraft.

I have done 140 hrs since last March and am getting around 1.7 nm per litre.

If memory serves me right I have used about 60 oil for the 140 hrs or so little that it doesn't really matter.

It has loads of grunt, will pootle along at low revs no problem but will shove my boat along at 32 knts when required (swinging a biiiiig prop)

It looks pretty good and I still have over 2 years warranty and 2 years before I have to fork out for a service (except I will probably get a 'mini service' done anyway)

I have had excellent service from my local Evinrude agent.

I like it so much that if I buy another boat I will buy it with an etec engine or a bare boat and get it fitted myself.

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PS...forgot to mention...some mates have a 75 etec on a Valiant 520 (?) excellent engine, goes like stink and sounds good too!
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Old 27 January 2005, 04:42   #5
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Thanks for the response ADS looking forward to those fule figs
from your frends 90 e-tec


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Thanks for reply Robin may i ask did you have a four stroke
befor the e-tec


PS.nice Rig

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Old 27 January 2005, 12:55   #7
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You certainly may ask and the answer is nope I have never owned a 4stroke.

The boat I had before this one had a 200hp inboard Diesel.

(I have used loads of other people's 4 strokes while teaching though, perfectly nice engines and I have nothing against 4 strokes at all.)
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