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I ran an Etec 75 for six years, and the current 90 is three years old. Great hole shot, low gas consumption, and the service every 300 hours is a great deal that obliterates the cost of oil consumption and the service cost of every season with a four stroke.

Ask fishinwrench what he thinks.

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I think any post Ficht (99ish?) model year of rude is gonna be a good motor, and the etec seems a step above "good". With any used boat, have someone you trust do a compression check, and check the lower unit oil before you buy it, but I wouldn't be at all scared about a blue motor. There are less of them around, but that's more of a marine industry quirky political thing than a reflection on quality.

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33 minutes ago, rps said:

Ask fishinwrench what he thinks.

I have been a Johnson/Evinrude fan since birth.  They have a few designs out there that I'm not too crazy about, but I have way more respect for OMC/Bombardier as a manufacturing company than I do any of the others. I see way more of a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction in the Evinrude motors.  No doubt they'd be #1 in the world if it wasn't for the underhanded, low down rotten $#!t that Mercury Marine pulls. 

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Had 2 over the past 15 years. If it’s new enough, have a service center pull a detailed engine history printout and see everything it’s done every minute of its life. Have the service center run the ole compression test too. Great motors if you do your homework and spend a few bucks upfront to see what your getting into.

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I preferred to pay a few bucks for engine history and compression test on the front end; as opposed to being a cheapskate and end up with someone else’s problem after an uninformed  purchase.

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As mentioned above; you might be able to do better on the price because of the blind loyalty for Mercs in our area too.

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17 minutes ago, motoman said:

Had 2 over the past 15 years. If it’s new enough, have a service center pull a detailed engine history printout and see everything it’s done every minute of its life. Have the service center run the ole compression test too. Great motors if you do your homework and spend a few bucks upfront to see what your getting into.

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I preferred to pay a few bucks for engine history and compression test on the front end; as opposed to being a cheapskate and end up with someone else’s problem after an uninformed  purchase.

Not a bad thing to do if it's convenient for both buyer and seller (as if there's likely to be a Evinrude dealer within 10 miles of the sellers house). 

That info can be misleading though, because let's face it.... we're dealing with computers here :rolleyes:.   A readout may show 42 over-revs and 11 overheats, but the reality can very well be that it had a bad crankshaft position sensor, failing voltage regulator, or a bad temp sensor once upon a time.    

When you start applying computers onto mechanical devices your "history data" don't mean squat.   The procedure for testing the warning horn circuit automatically logs an overheat and a NO OIL condition into the ECM history. 

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1 hour ago, fishinwrench said:

I have been a Johnson/Evinrude fan since birth.  They have a few designs out there that I'm not too crazy about, but I have way more respect for OMC/Bombardier as a manufacturing company than I do any of the others. I see way more of a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction in the Evinrude motors.  No doubt they'd be #1 in the world if it wasn't for the underhanded, low down rotten $#!t that Mercury Marine pulls. 

True. I had my engine data pulled this past fall when I had it in for it's three year tune up and it had 203 hours as well as several faults related to temps and other random stuff. The engine has been running great though.

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29 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

Not a bad thing to do if it's convenient for both buyer and seller (as if there's likely to be a Evinrude dealer within 10 miles of the sellers house). 

That info can be misleading though, because let's face it.... we're dealing with computers here :rolleyes:.   A readout may show 42 over-revs and 11 overheats, but the reality can very well be that it had a bad crankshaft position sensor, failing voltage regulator, or a bad temp sensor once upon a time.    

When you start applying computers onto mechanical devices your "history data" don't mean squat.   The procedure for testing the warning horn circuit automatically logs an overheat and a NO OIL condition into the ECM history. 

VERY good point about the mechanical and computer worlds colliding.:-)

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It's 2005  Thanks for the replys

On 2/27/2018 at 4:50 PM, MOPanfisher said:

Thank Heavens, I was worried about the carp populations.

 

On 3/3/2018 at 6:57 AM, BilletHead said:

       Lonnie,

  We are all waiting for you good report. Go find us some fishes!

   BilletHead

 

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