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Old 15 September 2015, 13:38   #51
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Believe me, some of the postings here, owe more to mischief making than genuine opinion

mollers,its genuine fact. Thats the bit that you are failing to understand hence they do have a small and very selective following in the UK.after all it was Poly who wanted to open up an Etec debate which is what we are doing. If you dont like whats said or find anything to hard to understand......
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Old 15 September 2015, 13:54   #52
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mollers,its genuine fact. Thats the bit that you are failing to understand hence they do have a small and very selective following in the UK.
do you actually have any market stats to back that up? Whilst Dubrus says he's only seen one I use similar waters and wasn't aware they were less popular than reasonably new Honda/Suzuki/Yamaha/Mariner on average (there are 3 Etec dealers within ~50 miles of my house). Even if your assertion that they are less popular is substantiated you probably don't want me to launch into a lecture on the difference between correlation and causation.

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after all it was Poly who wanted to open up an Etec debate which is what we are doing.
I think you'll find it was Maximus that (re)began "the debate" all I did was move the posts to a new thread... oh and maybe fan the flames by adding some facts into the mix rather than conjecture.
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Old 15 September 2015, 13:55   #53
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Believe me, some of the postings here, owe more to mischief making than genuine opinion

mollers,its genuine fact. Thats the bit that you are failing to understand hence they do have a small and very selective following in the UK.after all it was Poly who wanted to open up an Etec debate which is what we are doing. If you dont like whats said or find anything to hard to understand......
Seeing as Mollers is one of the few people on this thread who:

A - Owns an e-tec
B - Has ever owned an E-tec
C - Has ever had an E-tec serviced
D - Owns a boat that could actually carry a 200HP E-tec

then frankly he has a lot more valid input to any e-tec debate than most of the google monkeys, and hearsay peddlers that are "contributing" to this pointless debate.

OK so we get it you don't like E-tec... the answer is simple then isn't it
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Old 15 September 2015, 14:01   #54
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Firstly, I've been around this site for a fair while and consequently, I have a handle on some of the history, personalities and past spats which have occurred and thus shaped parts of this and other Etec threads. Believe me, some of the postings here, owe more to mischief making than genuine opinion.

Secondly, some members insist on going down the 'what I've got is best' route. This creates a credibility issue when 'what I've got' gets changed and 'what I had' becomes not so great. Is there then a firmly held opinion? Questionable.

Lastly, for sure, everyone is entitled to an opinion, but if that opinion is based on hearsay, internet gleaned tittle tattle and very little else, or cannot be backed up with any 1st hand experience/knowledge, it will be rightly pulled apart by members whom do have the experience/knowledge.
It iz simple'z Looey every man has hiz own opinion,just they aint all the same:whistling and i am a BRP fan some minor issues but all good product and service
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The annual Etec debate!

I'll jump in having had a pair of FICHT's and a pair of Etecs. One of the FICHT's eventually munched its piston rings after an oil injector failed, from memory the engine had done over 1300 hours. Replaced with Etecs at the time based on price, size and weight, also have two dealers nearby. Two main issues were caused by salt water in the fuel, the original tank failed and I stupidly had both engines drawing out of the underfloor tank, result was 12 new injectors. Second time was as a result of the new tank being defective, luckily I had learned a lesson and the engines were drawing out of separate tanks, result was 6 new injectors. It would be interesting to know how a modern 4 stroke would have coped with this kind of contaminated fuel, I suspect the result would have been similar. Other than the damaged injectors I had no other issues that had anything to do with the engines themselves.

I don't really get why people can't be objective about things they've bought, nothing is perfect, everything has its good and bad points. Over the years I've had Yamaha's, Mercs and Mariners before the Evinrudes, they were all good engines. I would buy any of them again including the Etecs.
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If you want to know about unreliable buy an escort rs turbo lol any engine could looks brilliant compared to my escort.
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Old 16 September 2015, 17:20   #57
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If you want to know about unreliable buy an escort rs turbo lol any engine could looks brilliant compared to my escort.
Can't be as bad as my old Lancia Delta HF Turbo....shame really they were great fun to drive !
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I think Honda engines are the best because silver is my favourite colour and they smell nice.
Which is sort of what etec are saying as their second key point on the marketing. .. a nice matching colour.
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Which is sort of what etec are saying as their second key point on the marketing. .. a nice matching colour.
I think that he was being faecetious.
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