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Old 19 May 2009, 22:52   #21
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I would start by going to your local dealer and asking him which one he would prefer? No good in buying a brand and finding out that it's difficult to get a service/parts, meet waranty etc.

I also hate putting 2 stroke oil in the tank. It costs me 70/tank . But I do love 2 strokes.

PS. Can anyone tell the difference in engine noise beween a 4 and 2 stroke when travelling faster that 30 knotts on a RIB?
Use different oil then!!!
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PS. Can anyone tell the difference in engine noise beween a 4 and 2 stroke when travelling faster that 30 knotts on a RIB?
Put it this way: I've got a dive instructor friend who runs an E-tec (not sure what size, 90 maybe?) and if we're running side by side at speed, I can clearly hear his engine over mine (Yam F-115.)

At idle, they're pretty similar, but if you wrap the rpms, the E-tec seems to wail pretty loudly.

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Got your quotes wrong JY it was Jightower that said that and I agreed with him. Long live the 2 stroke!!
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Old 20 May 2009, 17:25   #24
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I also hate putting 2 stroke oil in the tank. It costs me 70/tank . But I do love 2 strokes.
Woah.! How much does e-tec oil cost exactly?

Is it cheaper in bulk?
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Woah.! How much does e-tec oil cost exactly?

Is it cheaper in bulk?
10/ltr roughly.
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My Etec is alot less noisy than my old Opti on tickover, but not as quiet as a Suzuki DF. On the go the Etec is on a par with a DF.

The thread's about E-tec v Yam, not E-tec v Soozook, yer nobber.
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The thread's about E-tec v Yam, not E-tec v Soozook, yer nobber.
I have no 1st hand experience of 4st Yams.
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Got your quotes wrong JY it was Jightower that said that and I agreed with him. Long live the 2 stroke!!
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Hmmm. Hit the quote button at the bottom of the page, as I recall.

Did it work right this time?

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Wait; that would explain all the extra brackets I saw. Never mind.
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yea hit the spot this time.

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Yahadmama - Ermintrude, lets call the whole thing off!

North American Ultimate Two Stroke Technology V The Four Stroke Beast from the East, - sorry guys, it's apples and pears.

Apples for me, pls!

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