Originally Posted by pale horse
I would like to know how the etec outboards have worked out for you guys over there? In Alaska we consider them to be a pain and most guys smile when they hear them talked about. We have seen lots of shelled out kickers of this brand but that means nothing really. I know they have a plated bore and cant be rebored so new block after a meltdown. I would like to hear your guys reports I know you take your boating to full level over there and great pride in captains after all 500 years of sailing or more. I do know Im leaving the 4 strokes behind after having two in the last 10 years both high time heavy loads and great care. Im looking for ease of working on them as I live in a very remote part of the world.
I think they are great however how they will cope in the Alaskan climate is not for me to say!.
I think the two biggest issues with E-tec is finding a dealer who knows how to rig the engine right and shit fuel.
I have seen a number of people on the E-tec owners website struggle with injector problems due to corrosion caused by water in fuel due to the high levels of Ethanol you guys have over there so it does not suprise me you have heard a few horror stories.
Poor quality fuel is the death of an E-tec due to injectors failing and burning out the cylinder which I think in the UK is much less of a problem (and it certainly shouldn't be with the amount we pay for Petrol