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Old 10 July 2016, 04:59   #1
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2008 90hp Etec - purchase advice

Hi I'm thinking of buying a 90 hp etc 2008 model. Can anyone advise on what to look out for and what they are like to maintain. Many thanks in advance. Nigel


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Old 10 July 2016, 08:23   #2
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Hi I'm thinking of buying a 90 hp etc 2008 model. Can anyone advise on what to look out for and what they are like to maintain. Many thanks in advance. Nigel



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Old 10 July 2016, 08:28   #3
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Very easy to maintain, not much to do to them tbh. If it's an 09 model it should have had 2 services depending on hours. It's coming up to its 3rd service. I'd check the gearbox oil for water ingress, remove the prop & check the shaft seal for leaks & fishing line. Start her up & check the telltale. Check the overall condition of the powerhead for corrosion, hose leaks etc. She should start first turn. If it's at a dealer, ask to see a printout & check for fault codes.


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Thanks for that I think it's a 2008.


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Oops 08, misread the title. Same still applies. Servicing is 3 years or 300 hours. Should be no more than a couple of hundred quid for that engine. Where are you in the country?


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That's handy, I use Eddie at Beeston marina in Nottingham for my servicing, top bloke & sensible prices.


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I use MJ Marines at New Holland really nice guy but I've never been anywhere else.


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Is he an Evinrude dealer? I've not heard of him before.


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They're very fussy about their 12v supply - use good connections on the battery and make sure they're nipped up tight. They tend to blow Engine Management Modules otherwise
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