Originally Posted by matt h
Its a little more economical than the yam but half the time it will have a lap top plugged into it trying to make the thing run right.
Etecs don't run if its too hot or too cold
If the Spark plugs are 5 degrees out.
If the Battery cable isn't gold plated and done up with a 500lb torque wrench
Workshop or playtime??
A bit unfair! Can't say I have tried it 'too hot' but I can assure you they have no problem running in 0C air temp and 4C water temp in the winter here.
I had a Johnson 115 two smoke on the same size rib before this and the fuel consumption of the much bigger 150 E-TEC is significantly less than the old 115 was - like 20-30% less - pushing a hull that is definitely heavier and probably less efficient than the old Humber was. The saving in fuel consumption more than offsets the extra cost of the XD100 oil.
I've no more desire to go back to that than I have to put a 2.25 diesel in my Land Rover.