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Old 17 August 2007, 19:10   #11
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Which 300 engine would you go for? Have you tried the Yam 300hpdi?
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Old 17 August 2007, 21:03   #12
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You know you want one....

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Which 300 engine would you go for? Have you tried the Yam 300hpdi?
The Yamaha Cod... the Yamaha....
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Old 17 August 2007, 23:58   #13
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The Yamaha Cod... the Yamaha....

Heard some bad things about the 300 yam - only a few mind!!!
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Old 18 August 2007, 13:29   #14
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[QUOTE=Fjordrafting;214825] We bought a Scorpion 8.75 with twin Di 250s three years ago. They have more than 500 hours on them now.
The gearbox on the counterrotating engine has broken 5 times. The powerhead has broken one time. The tilt has broken and some minor electrical problems. One big consern is all the extra mony going to oil and sparkplugs. The sparks have to be changed every 60 hours and the oilconsumtion is high. Although much better on the the e.thech, the sparks do not last more than double the time. My Yamaha has more than 800 hours and is still running on original sparkplugs.

[B]American engines have never offered quality, only big words! Quote
Unfortunately Its True.
I collected a Mercedes from Stuttgart when thet had just taken over Chrysler
USA, the man in germany said they wanted the prodtivity of the USA but the build quility of the German car maker,
you cant have quality and quantity even Mercedes Benz found that out
Is it all down to cost whats the difference in price between a
250 4/Stroke Suzuki Yamaha or Verado and a 2 Stoke 250 Etec ?
They might be light they might be powerful but if they break.
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Old 18 August 2007, 13:50   #15
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American engines have never offered quality, only big words!
How come there are websites like iboats that seem to be devoted to helping the yanks keep engines running that must be 30 years plus old with 1000's of hours on most of the them are Johnson or Evinrude.

I may be biased and am certainly not experienced in owning multiple brands however having owned one Johnson (evinrude) I am v. happy to have another.

I would kill for an Etec and would not be put off by the few bad stories you hear on the web. Remember for every bad story on the web there are hundreds of gooduns

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Old 18 August 2007, 14:43   #16
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How come there are websites like iboats that seem to be devoted to helping the yanks keep engines running that must be 30 years plus old with 1000's of hours on most of the them are Johnson or Evinrude.

I may be biased and am certainly not experienced in owning multiple brands however having owned one Johnson (evinrude) I am v. happy to have another.

I would kill for an Etec and would not be put off by the few bad stories you hear on the web. Remember for every bad story on the web there are hundreds of gooduns

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And thats what i am looking for the Gooduns, just dont seam to find any.
Please if any body as done serious hours post it, convert me and i will have a pair next year
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Old 18 August 2007, 17:31   #17
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go to www.thehulltruth.com . You'll find evangalists and bashers for every brand. I found enough happy owners there to convince me that the ETEC was a good buy.

You'll never really know about any brand unless you own it yourself. And then by the time you need to replace it, all will have changed.

I just poured the last of my first gallon of XD-100 oil into the reservoir today, so I don't have a lot of hours, but mine's been flawless so far.
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Old 19 August 2007, 05:02   #18
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I own an Evinrude 250 DI (BRP), so not an E-tec, but I'm very pleased with it. Drive it hard and every week for two years now.

Sparkplugs need to be replaced every 70 hours, but I clean and regap and use them for another 30 hours. I bought 18 of them real cheap at Sparkplugs.com.

Oil comsumption is a lot but no more than 1:50.

Fuel consumption is reasonably and the acceleration is awful.

Before I had a lot of trouble with an Evinrude 150 (OMC). Breakdown in the middle of knowhere on our way back from Ribex 2005. It did not keep me from going for Evinrude again. There is a great difference between the OMC era and the Bombardier build.
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A company here used them for the last year. 200 hp, 800 hours. triple installation, 6 blown power heads. at the end of last year evinrude replaced all three engines for free because of all the lost revenue. They sold all the brand new motors and bought three new Suzuki 250's 700 hours and one small trim problem
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Fuel consumption is reasonably and the acceleration is awful.

erm are you sure thats what you meant to say?

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