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Old 23 May 2009, 13:43   #1
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Servicing periods - 2 stroke, 4 stroke

Trying to decide between a rib with a 4 stroke or 2 stroke engine.

Just wondering how the engines will differ in servicing requirements.

Are all 4 strokes similar in requirements? Thinking of perhaps a Yamaha 150hp or E-Tech 175.

I understand the Evinrude only needs a service every 3 years or 300 hours, which APPEARS the cheaper/ better option.

Any info or advice would be appreciated!
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Old 23 May 2009, 14:18   #2
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well unlike 2 strokes most 4 strokes are going to need a cam belt for a start then theres the valve ajustment and eventual replacement of them
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Trying to decide between a rib with a 4 stroke or 2 stroke engine.

Just wondering how the engines will differ in servicing requirements.

Are all 4 strokes similar in requirements? Thinking of perhaps a Yamaha 150hp or E-Tech 175.

I understand the Evinrude only needs a service every 3 years or 300 hours, which APPEARS the cheaper/ better option.

Any info or advice would be appreciated!
Go on Pandora's box again!in my opinion most modern outboards perform very well wether 2,or,4 stroke,the 2 Stroke e-tec which I currently run scores on power to weight ratio,1, [which may be of greater importance in a smaller boat.]AND long serviceing intervals, and although the 2stroke oil is rather pricey,it does go along way..literaley.In the end you pays your money and takes your choice!Get out in as many different powered RIBs you can,then you can work out YOUR OWN personal preference,Sricktly on maitainance the e-tec is less hassle.Haveing said that,if I up grade my RIB in the future I definately would not pass up a good setup because it had a 4stroke,if it was a well ballanced rig.
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Thanks for the replies.

Just to give me some idea...

How much is the 2 stroke oil for the E-Tec, and how much would one expect to use?
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