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Old 16 February 2013, 04:20   #21
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That version is a bit old now , some more updates available.
Not that I need it, as mine works fine with my engine, but does anybody have an idea where you could get an update?
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The new version of the software will only work with USB adapters with the FTDI chipset. It won't work with Prolific chipsets on windows 7. The latest software versions only provide compatibility with features of the latest engines. If you have an older engine you won't gain by having the latest software. I.e. old engines will talk to newer software, but new engines won't communicate with old software.

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As with most two-strokes, the heavier E-Tecs really don't like to run out of fuel, or have air sucked into the fuel system. There is a service bulletin for some larger engines to check the fuel delivery system with a clear bit of hose at full throttle to check for air bubbles.

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As with most two-strokes, the heavier E-Tecs really don't like to run out of fuel, or have air sucked into the fuel system. There is a service bulletin for some larger engines to check the fuel delivery system with a clear bit of hose at full throttle to check for air bubbles.

(know a 300 HP twin setup who burnt holes in pistons after a dodgy filter change....)
It's not just the heavier Etecs, run any of them lean & they will melt a piston. The fuel acts as a coolant, running them lean is a double whammy, firstly they burn hotter due to the lean mix & secondly they aren't getting the cooling from the fuel......bang! I know this is the case with Etecs, but as you say, I'd imagine it's the same with all modern DI engines. The Etec installation manual is very specific about fuel hose sizes i.e.90hp+ must be rigged with 3/8 id hose NOT 5/16 as is commonly used. Guess what mine came rigged with
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