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Repowered my 245 Aquasport. Replacing the old 225 Johnson ocean runner with a 2019 E-tec 200 ho. This new engine outperforms the old one hands down. The E-tec gets better fuel economy than most 4 strokes. Maintenance is much less expensive than a 4 stroke and reliability is equal to or better than a 4 stroke. My Aquasport tops out at 45 mph with two people, fishing gear and 80 gals of fuel. My typical usage is a 20 mile run off shore with several hours of idle/trolling. Gets me home no worries! The 200 ho actually puts 220 hp I’m told and with the performance I have experienced, I believe it! This engine should be seriously considered as a superior alternate to today’s 4 stroke offerings.
Bought two brand new motors from factory dealer. After five hours fishing they quit. Warranty refused to cover. I pd 35 thousand dollars for them. Went to mediation. Got only a fraction of my money back then had to pay the lawyer. Worst co. Worst engines. Never buy a E-TEC. Finally unloaded both for 8 thou. to a salvage dealer.
This motor when I first got it on was amazing. But it’s been 5 years and now I have blew the computer on the motor which has cost me 1200 and there was nothing I did. I went to start it this summer to go out out after winterizing it and nothing. Just a a light on the motor saying the was battery power. Then I looked through everything then had to take it to the shop which is the only shop that works on this motor. That’s another problem but after them having it for 3 weeks comes back that it’s 1200 to fix and from reading this problem will keep happening. And the 115 just isn’t as powerful as the dealer said it would be. Everything for this motor is so expensive. It’s just crazy.
I rated this a 1 star because negative stars are not an option. Purchased the motor (175 E-Tec) in 2016, still has plenty of warranty left. Motor has done nothing but strand me. Latest issues have been start capacitor and bolts shearing off the flywheel for a second time now. Customer service at Evinrude is terrible for a consumer. Neither they nor the dealer can tell me why it has done that twice now. I am glad I still have warranty left but it will eventually be gone. I will never purchase another Evinrude and will make sure everyone I know is aware of how awful it is.
Coming from a under-powered Yamaha, the Evinrude Etec 50HP is a beautiful piece of machinery. Best engine I have had. Great torque, quiet and fast. I have put 100 hours on it over the last 6 months and it never missed a beat. Buy one, you won't regret it.
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I decided to buy a boat in 2016 to enjoy retirement and purchased a Woodridge 26' pilothouse with Evinrude 225 E-TEC outboard motors. I've had nothing but trouble with them and Evinrude has done some of the warranty work but now after 7 times in the shop and numerous parts failures which include steering control modular, coil on number one cylinder fuel pumps.
I purchased an Evinrude 2007 E-Tec engine after researching all the hype and raves about them. 150 hours complete powerhead failure and replacement due to bad injectors. Over the years I have replaced every injector some 2 times. ECM (main engine computer) failed and burned up! Water in lower unit, from shift seal (not from fishing line at prop seal). Several starters replaced. All in 1400 hours! Yes Evinrude did do most work under warranty, but I didn't buy this engine to drive back and forth to dealer and miss long periods of fishing time! Did I get a lemon? ABSOLUTELY!!!
Purchased an Evinrude E-tec motor and used it sparingly, with regular maintenance, but it blew up only after 380 hours of use. The fuel injector failed to provide the engine with oil/gas and fried a piston. Now the entire motor is ruined. This seems to be the problem with these motors and Evinrude is not supporting its customers. I called them and they promised to call me back, but no one called. I called them 5 times and Candy, the lady that didn't help me at all, hung up the phone on me. I am seriously upset. Their phone number is 844-345-4277, press 3 and you will get an operator.
Bought new 40 HP e-tec in 2007 with pontoon. Running down lake when engine came to a stop. Towed pontoon back into dock, loaded pontoon, took to dealer, tear down took place, discovered crank was broke. Evinrude said it was no fault of theirs, told me I would have to buy new crank and kit or I could buy another engine. Of course after $2500 later I was on the lake again. Would never recommend an e-tec to anyone unless I did not like them.
My boat is at the dealers for the fourth time in 2 years due to motor problems with the BRP/Evinrude 150HP HO motor. It has currently been at the dealers for almost 8 weeks with no resolution to the motor problems. BRP has sent a Tech after a long delay with no results. They are waiting on another set of parts to try and fix the problem. I've contacted BRP customer service with no help. All I've gotten is lip service and blaming the dealer. Great waste of my time. No other way to contact BRP to file a complaint with leadership. I have requested a new motor with no result other than, I can't authorize that and neither can the tech. I have been without my boat for at least 16 weeks. Totally disgusted with BRP and would not recommend them to anyone. No solution in sight. Please help if you can!!! Motor m/n **, Customer service ref. # **. Motor was purchased on 2015. Thanks.
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Evinrude, a brand of the company BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc.), was officially launched in 2003. The company’s history dates back to 1937, when Joseph-Armand Bombardier had his snowmobile patented. Evinrude specializes in outboard motors.
Global presence: Find an Evinrude dealer in the US as well as Australia, Asia, Brazil, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and New Zealand. Find contact information for these locations on Evinrude’s website.
Low maintenance: Evinrude’s E-TEC engines don’t require dealer maintenance for 300 hours or three years, which means you can spend more time on the water and less time paying for and waiting on maintenance.
Design your own motor: Evinrude’s E-TEC G2 outboard motor can be completely customized to your specifications. Choose your specs and color to build the perfect motor for your vessel.
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Take a test drive: Check out Evinrude’s event page to find an event near you that includes test drives. See how Evinrude’s motor works first-hand before you make the investment in their equipment.
Best for: Evinrude is best for recreational boat owners who want a customized outboard motor.
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