Originally Posted by willk
Yup. The cables used to be RS232 terminated? and if this still the case then you'll need a USB adapter too (£3 on the bay) unless yer laptop is from the Ark.
The software you'll need a friendly RIBnetter for...
Make sure that you get the right adapter though if you have Windows 7, they don't all work!
Make sure you use the right oil, there are two settings - low and normal which can be set through the diagnostic software. Low means you must use Evinrude own brand XD100, normal means you can use any TCW3 oil. In the long run most people seem to go for the low consumption, it seems to balance out the extra cost of the oil.
If you are fitting new then the ICON system is very very good giving you fly by wire throttle, and this system now comes with a new set of analogue gauges which are much more traditional in appearance than the iCommand digital gauges but they have just the same number of features I believe.
They are great engines, and on ribs the non-HO version is very hard to beat!