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Old 31 January 2013, 13:36   #11
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I've had my 225 ETec for five years and in all that time have only had to replace one fuel injector and one oil sender sensor. Both items were replaced under guarantee. I'd recommend XD100 oil, the software is used to switch the engine between oil types.
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Old 31 January 2013, 15:07   #12
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I've had my 225 ETec for five years and in all that time have only had to replace one fuel injector and one oil sender sensor. Both items were replaced under guarantee. I'd recommend XD100 oil, the software is used to switch the engine between oil types.
And a couple of gearboxes
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Old 31 January 2013, 15:59   #13
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Make sure you have solid battery connections & no cheap or dodgy battery changeover switches. Use nyloc nuts on the battery clamps NOT wingnuts. The comments about the laptop & software are valid (or at least the positive comments are) It allows you to "see" into the engine in the comfort of you own home, drive ,shed. You can read/reset faults, adjust various settings etc. I use xd100 with the engines set to xd100, for ultimate protection you can use xd100 on the tcw3 setting. For the amount of oil the engines will use, this will make bugger all difference. The diagnostic cable is easy to make if you know your way around a soldering iron & ebay. The engines are no more susceptible to water in the fuel than any other, show me an engine that will run on water & I'll buy one. Fit good water separators (Racor) & keep the tanks full. I use Evinrude 4+1 fuel conditioner & have never had a problem.
Above all, enjoy the engines, they are the Tescos meatballs
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Old 31 January 2013, 17:08   #14
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Cheers for all that info gents.
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Old 31 January 2013, 19:14   #15
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And a couple of gearboxes
Not true as it happens. But in any case, you have to crack a few eggs to make an omlette (see how I managed to get MSM into that one?).
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Old 14 February 2013, 19:07   #16
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I'm running one in the back end of nowhere and apart from a tendency to stall going into reverse when stone cold, it's lovely. Only about 70hrs in two and a half years, but love it to bits. I have the software on my laptop, which is good for peace of mind to see everything looks OK, and I run the engine on TCW3 setting but with XD100 in for extra protection. I got about 8 or 10 cans with the boat in 2010 and still have 3 or 4 left, though I just got some more to have plenty in stock.
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Old 15 February 2013, 07:43   #17
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I am after a copy of the Evinrude software - any friendly rib net'ers want to help me out?
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Old 15 February 2013, 16:48   #18
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I run mine on xd100 but with the engines set to xd50. They really, really don't like water in the fuel. Put racor filters in with the clear bowls.
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That version is a bit old now , some more updates available.
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