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Old 13 September 2015, 17:50   #21
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I think BRP made a mistake with the warranty on this.

There is no incentive to get that 5 year service done by a dealer. Anyone reasonably handy could just service it as per the book and call it good. They probably should have went with a 3 year service and a bolt on 2 years to keep their dealers happier, this has a couple of benefits-

1. Almost guaranteed the dealer will get to do the service as most people will want the extra warranty.

2. If serviced there has to be a much better chance of not needing the warranty and thus save brp money.

3. More chance of the dealers still being about and interested in selling the motors.

It is refreshing to see they have faith in their engines though and the rest of the market is starting to take notice. I.e the new mercs with self service options.

With the above said, in all my boating days I have only ever seen 1 etec, a G1 on a zodiac a few weeks ago, the dealer local to me can't be doing much new engine business. I guess the vast majority jumped on the 4 stroke wagon and rarely look back, in my neck of the woods at least.
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Old 13 September 2015, 17:58   #22
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It's a five year warranty and service every three years dubrus.
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Old 13 September 2015, 18:22   #23
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It's a five year warranty and service every three years dubrus.
No as per Chris' post at the start - it is now 5 yrs / 500 hrs (see page 6 of this http://www.evinrude.com/Content/Pdf/...g.pdf#zoom=100)
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That is my understanding of the G2 warranty now yes, happy to be wrong though!

I didn't know it used to be a 3+2, that just makes more sense in every way to me.

One thing not mentioned here is the price of the G2, this says 17.5k for a 200, is that circa the going rate? That is about 5k more than the G1 if so. Geez the G1 is a "cheap" option compared to just about anything else now.

http://www.mby.com/gear/tested-brp-e...d-engine-44904

http://www.ribstuff.com/category/evi...e-200hp-300hp/
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missed that....thinking it was warranty not servicing
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I just don't understand all the fuss. there are far less etecs where I live so there will be less failing under warranty.

I nearly got a fifty but heard bad things about that engine so passed on it. In asking about the yards here there were several bad stories but comparative lyrics less about mercury and yamaha.
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The Service schedule (attached) gives a list of things for the owner to check.....these include the anodes. all of which are replaceable by anyone that can turn a spanner....

The G2 Gearbox now has a reservoir under the engine cowl so you can check the gearbox oil level and oil quality without even touching the gearbox.

Other than that the range of sensors and probes installed give a huge amount of data and will flag up problems before they become terminal.

I guess that BRP are confident enough in their engineering and electronic design skills to rely on this.

If you don't feel confident to check the anodes and replace as necessary or check the gearbox oil by looking under the hood or check the bolts that are holding the engine on are tight then I guess you could always pay someone to do it
There you go...and makes more sense than the Blurb now.So it's NOT a Five year 500 hour service schedule!
Basicly the NEW deal is that the Punter/engineer has to inspect/replace the Anodes...Annually...I suspect that's the case with the impeller too??? Plugs?? and it would seem he/they are responsible for checking for faults which may or may not be picked up by the sensors.?.
I also take these items are what BRP would term consumables?...so also like most makers payable for by the owner/servicer?..(sounds more like a yearly service all the time!)
Begs the question what the position would be if the owner neglects... through ingnorance or misses somthing which does go on to cause a major fault? I'm sure most people on here have had experience of retailers or makers trying to wriggle out of warranty responsabilty?
Or maybe BRP would just say.....we've last seen this engine 5 yrs ago...Yep ALOT can happen in five years!..(remember this would be with an engine just on the limit...or out of warranty!!) apart from filling up the 2stroke resivoir you've done absolutely nothing!..cleaned/flushed nothing...checked nothing...replaced nothing...inspected nothing..adjusted nothing..and sought no professional advice..
Ok!..Don't worry Buddy..we'll sort any and all problems (that may well have been preventable!) that may or may not incur and pick up the complete Tab for any and all works/parts labour needed yeah! I reckon
Or like I said is it incumbant for said owner/or engineer to carry out yearly routine checks and
maintenance and buy the (Genuine?)parts to do so?
Either way (as my original point) seems to make a mockery of the "Five year 500 service interval"
Time will tell.
Synical maybe...But I am old enough to remember how the BRP Fitch engines were going to conquer the world!...That worked!
That Blurb was pretty good too I remember.

All engines of all types break down...especially in the extreme Marine environment most of us operate in..But in my experience nothing beats REGULAR inspection/care and maintainance to mitigate potential problems arising...whatever you run.
I am/was making the point that not ALL of us fall for the type of Over Hyped Blurb dished out by the much less regulated Rabid sales Gurus across the pond!
I would suggest you don't either
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I am/was making the point that not ALL of us fall for the type of Over Hyped Blurb dished out by the much less regulated Rabid sales Gurus across the pond!
I would suggest you don't either
Remind us all, what did you choose as new replacement OB for your previous boat?
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Remind us, what did you choose as new replacement OB for your previous boat?
...I know you've read my posts on the subject...don't tell you've forgotten already!
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