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Old 07-08-2019, 02:59 PM
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Default 2013 etec 300s

good and the bad of these year motors.
what say ye the masses?
Old 07-09-2019, 04:06 PM
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i hear cricketts.......
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I always have heard that they are not the most robust in the power department.
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Originally Posted by HighSpeedPursuit View Post
I always have heard that they are not the most robust in the power department.
as far as?
not the claimed 300 hp?
not reliable?
Old 07-09-2019, 04:36 PM
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thirsty and a tad weak up top compared to other 300s, but really good power in the low and mid-range. The other e-tecs are more highly regarded in their respective hp classes but it's not a bad motor by any means.
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The numbers on the outside of the cowling are designated for the estimated number of hours it’ll run, not horsepower. I’ve run two different sets of etecs. One set of 200s and a set of 250s. Both of them turned out to be trouble. Everything from powerheads, lower units, running hot, controls and gauges, they’re sensitive to voltage issues. Just haven’t enjoyed running them at all.
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Originally Posted by Fiveoh View Post
The numbers on the outside of the cowling are designated for the estimated number of hours it’ll run, not horsepower. I’ve run two different sets of etecs. One set of 200s and a set of 250s. Both of them turned out to be trouble. Everything from powerheads, lower units, running hot, controls and gauges, they’re sensitive to voltage issues. Just haven’t enjoyed running them at all.
cool , thanks.
always wondered what those numbers were there for....
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Suggest you inquire on the etecownersforum web site - I've read the 300's run fine and you'll get straight info there.
Word is the engines are close to 300hp but not over.

I've had a 200 HO, great motor
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nodoubt - I have a 2013 300 on a 228 grady seafarer w/hardtop. Its a very heavy boat. My experience has been excellent. Carrying a full tank (80 gallons) of gas, I top out at about 43 MPH. Hope that helps.
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The 300 has gotten good reviews for the most part. You can learn more from more actual owners who will give you the straight scoop over at etecownersgroup.com
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I have twin 2014 etec 300’s and they push my 31 cigarette to 65 mph and are much better economical then my mercury or Yamaha engines were. I have not done anything to them since new. Everyone has a war story about a brand. I went with etec because of weight, torque and maintenance protection and if you run out of oil you can run them to get you home at low rpm. It’s your choice.
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I have 2012 twin 300, I have 800hrs, no issues w engines but I have had issue with the fly by wire controls. My next repower be it this year or next I am seriously considering going back to mechanical even if it means having to step down to a twin 250 setup

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