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Old 31 May 2017, 10:43   #1
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Lomac 520 / ETec 90 - Any info?

Hi all,
Long time since i've been RIB shopping having moved to sports cruisers.

Looking for a RIB for a tender / general mucking about.

There's a Lomac 520 with an ETec 90 (2005) local and think it's worth a punt.

Any info on Lomac? Never heard of them before.
As i've been concentrating on diesel engines for the past 10 years, what do I need to look out for with the ETec 90? From what I remember they're fussy about the 2stroke used... any truth to this? Again from memory, the ETec's are full of electronics... am I right in this too? Ideally I was going to look for a 4stroke but the price for this package seems reasonable.
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Hi all,
Long time since i've been RIB shopping having moved to sports cruisers.

Looking for a RIB for a tender / general mucking about.

There's a Lomac 520 with an ETec 90 (2005) local and think it's worth a punt.

Any info on Lomac? Never heard of them before.
As i've been concentrating on diesel engines for the past 10 years, what do I need to look out for with the ETec 90? From what I remember they're fussy about the 2stroke used... any truth to this? Again from memory, the ETec's are full of electronics... am I right in this too? Ideally I was going to look for a 4stroke but the price for this package seems reasonable.
Should be a 40+ mph RIB.

ETECs are very reliable modern 2-strokes.

Make sure it has been flushed regularly. The EMM is water cooled and very expensive to replace. If scale builds up, it will overheat from driving the injectors and fail prematurely.

There's two settings for the oil injection. Lean oil = XD100 only, then there's a "rich oil" where you can run either XD50 or any TCW3 oil.

Even in the "rich oil" setting, the smoke is almost non-existent with close to no odor.
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