Originally Posted by Bigmuz7
I know I'm making comparisons with other products in my mind, but what goes wrong with an etec at 3000 hours ?
Won't see big or dramatical wear issue after 1000 worked hours in any good quality brand engine correctly serviced and maintained, Don't know if a six cylinder engine wear is same as 2 cylinder wear for same 1k worked metered hours.
As an example have 2 Tohatsus's 30 HP, 2 strokes with more than 1,500 metered worked hours, are at a remote location working at sea, client has not changed even water pump, impeller, gas diaphgram since taken out of the box, and still peeing excellent through tail tale. These engines works 7/8 hours a day, 7 days a week, are water flushed for 5 minutes at days end work. Both starts next day at first pull from cold. Maybe their long parts longevity is because of it's constant use, scheduled maintenance and plugs/oil change.
So long, but correct worked hours is a relative wear issue as has proven the Brazilian boaters on that special South American environment.