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Old 06 June 2020, 15:22   #1
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Evinrude etec 75

After being determined to buy a RIB with a 4 stroke (ideally Suzie, Yam or Honda) I've just bought one with a Evinride etec 75 on it. Must say I'm quite impressed with it so far. Two questions to you more experienced people...

What is the general opinion of these engines? Strong and weak points?

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Two stroke oil, what is considered the best? Or at least good enough?

Oh (3rd question)

Is it worth fitting a remote oil tank??

Thanks in advance for your input....
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Old 06 June 2020, 15:26   #2
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After being determined to buy a RIB with a 4 stroke (ideally Suzie, Yam or Honda) I've just bought one with a Evinride etec 75 on it. Must say I'm quite impressed with it so far. Two questions to you more experienced people...

What is the general opinion of these engines? Strong and weak points?

And

Two stroke oil, what is considered the best? Or at least good enough?

Oh (3rd question)

Is it worth fitting a remote oil tank??

Thanks in advance for your input....


The 3cyl Etec 75 is considered to be one of the strongest engines in the Etec line up. Itís basically a detuned 90hp & punches above its weight. Run it on XD 100 & program the engine to TCW3 & it will run forever.
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I ran a pair of 90hps for a few years - same engine, different power.

My suggestions would be:
  • Set them to XD 100 and use it.
  • Or, set them to TCW-3 (XD-50) and use it
  • Make sure your battery connections are good - Etecs really hate bad current supply (dead etecs)
  • Don't bother with the remote oil tank - the day tank in the engine lasts for a few days cruising when set to XD100.
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I agree with Willk.
Mine is a 75hp and is great. It is reasonably economical and does not use that much oil so would stick with tank in built in to the engine.
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Thanks to everyone for the information. I still prefer 4 strokes, but if I have to have a 2stroke, it appears I've got a goodun.

Thanks again.
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