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Old 31 July 2009, 06:20   #1
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New Engines - How Fast??

Taking the rib out for its first run witht the new engines later today, with twin 115's i was getting 43 knots. How fast do you thing its going to be with twin 150 E-Tec's?
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Old 31 July 2009, 06:22   #2
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Old 31 July 2009, 10:19   #4
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How you Brits like the ETecs?

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.
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Old 31 July 2009, 11:28   #5
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Damn I'm going to have to wait till next week to find out, everything is fitted they are just waiting for a hub to connect the twin setup to the new gauges. :-( Looks nice though with shiny new lumps on the back :-)
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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 hope the new ones will be good, I'm replacing twin 115 Ficht's which were 8 years old and had done about 800 hours when one piston shed its rings.
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Old 31 July 2009, 14:19   #7
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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)
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Taking the rib out for its first run witht the new engines later today, with twin 115's i was getting 43 knots. How fast do you thing its going to be with twin 150 E-Tec's?
49-50kts
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another drawback about Etec is the oil : owners are strongly recommended to use the XD100 - very expensive - and if not available the cheaper XD50, but only after reprogramming the ECU to allow more oil to flow.
In very cold climate, the XD100 is much better than XD50, even after reprog.
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