[QUOTE=Hugh Jardon;211184] i had heard this by another means as well, apparently the optis are up on power, apparently the 200 is more like 217 whereas the etecs are down on power compared to what they say on the lid
're mapping to get the power down on etecs'...what a load of b**lcks
thats why their new 300hp is a re mapped up version of the 250hp and as for 'etecs are down on power compared to what they say on the lid'.... the 225ho etec is 247hp.
The new etecs are a great engines, powerfull, light weight, economical and very reliable....but all this is of no use if the boat and engine has been set up wrong by the owner or dealer.
Im not into... 'my engine is better then your engine'.. but as a rule of thumb always check out the resale price of a engine to get a true indication of it.