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Old 24 January 2006, 09:38   #1
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New skool v.s old skool

Evinrude E-tec 150hp v.s Yamha F150 4 stroke.
- nearly the same cc but the Evinrude is much lighter. Therefore better acceleration and top speed.
- Yamaha is tried and tested and has been successful
- Evinrude is less talked up, is this for a reason?
- the Evinrude is cheaper
- the Evinrude's a 2 stroke ( as advanced as it is) and i'd rather have a 4.
- which one would you choose??
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The E-Tec is an exceptional engine. Very basic workings so not a lot to go wrong. They are excellent!!! And would be my choice
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Old 24 January 2006, 10:15   #3
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The E-Tec is an exceptional engine. Very basic workings so not a lot to go wrong. They are excellent!!! And would be my choice
And mine - as recent tests have shown there isn't much between any of the engines in fuel usage so may as well go for the lightest most powerful one!!!
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Old 24 January 2006, 12:21   #4
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I would go with the Evinrude E-Tec, if only for the styling, sound and opportunity to avoid a marine dealer for 3 years. And they do paint them in a rather fetching shade of blue, don't you think? I suppose you could argue a sound case for Yamaha if you're concerned about ultimate long term reliability, parts back-up, proximity of dealer etc. Personally I'd like to see Yamaha attempt to introduce a bit of styling to their outboards and the inconsequential John Major paint job on the 4-strokes doesn't do them any favours as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 24 January 2006, 12:31   #5
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interestingly enough Phil I'd kinda agree with you about looks but the older a yammie gets the better it looks in comparison to all the competition. It's a lot easier to keep a yammie looking pristine than it is a Merc/mariner or example

does the ETEC engine really not have to see a dealer for three years not even too have the gearbox oil changed?
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interestingly enough Phil I'd kinda agree with you about looks but the older a yammie gets the better it looks in comparison to all the competition. It's a lot easier to keep a yammie looking pristine than it is a Merc/mariner or example

does the ETEC engine really not have to see a dealer for three years not even too have the gearbox oil changed?
How often does a car need gearbox/diff oil changing these days??? Same diff(groan)!!!
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does the ETEC engine really not have to see a dealer for three years not even too have the gearbox oil changed?
So they say in their advertising. Apparently they're also self-winterising, whatever that means. And yes, a clapped out Merc certainly takes the grunge biscuit.
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How often does a car need gearbox/diff oil changing these days??? Same diff(groan)!!!

What does it say in your LR manual...? I know what is says in my Leyland Daf service Schedule...Not very often if used on the road...every 5 minutes if you dunk the bugger in water.... or some such.....
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What does it say in your LR manual...? I know what is says in my Leyland Daf service Schedule...Not very often if used on the road...every 5 minutes if you dunk the bugger in water.... or some such.....
Depends how good the seals are!!!

I think outboards are better designed for water than road vehicles???
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Depends how good the seals are!!!

I think outboards are better designed for water than road vehicles???
My LD is designed for "off road" use...and at a quoted price of 258 a seal.. they better be feckin' good......
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