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HI,
   As the subject mentions I'm looking at potentially acquiring a 2012 200 HO ETEC. I wanted to see how this model has done over the years and if folks are aware of service issues / problems or other things I should be aware of in this model. I currently own an '09 200 ETEC and love it and it's been flawless since I bought it new. 

Would anyone also be able to look at the serial on the specific 200 HO I'm looking at to let me know if it's had major repairs or issues beyond the normal maintenance? The engine info is:

Model: E200DHXIIB
Serial No: 05301974
Manufacture Date: 9/10

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"Model: E200DHXIIB"   is a 2011, not 2012.
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Thanks that is helpful. I was wondering if that was the case given the manufacture date, but didn't know how BRP did their model years. It's on a '12 hull, but guessing that's probably not that uncommon.

Not sure if I can edit the title, but any info on the '11 is greatly appreciated.
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Anyone own this motor or have even anecdotal evidence (i.e. you own it and have 500 hours on it with no problems). It'll be pushing a boat package that will be about 5,000 lbs including motor, gear, fuel, etc. 

Anyone know if this one has the heavy duty gear box or if it's the lighter duty one that they had paired with some HO's? What about adjust-ability of XD50 VS XD 100 settings?

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Anyone own this motor or have even anecdotal evidence (i.e. you own it and have 500 hours on it with no problems). It'll be pushing a boat package that will be about 5,000 lbs including motor, gear, fuel, etc. 

Anyone know if this one has the heavy duty gear box or if it's the lighter duty one that they had paired with some HO's? What about adjust-ability of XD50 VS XD 100 settings?

Thanks


that model number has the m2 gearcase (heavy duty). I had a 2012 version of that motor and had no issues. You can change the oiling rate although I set it to tcw3 and used xd100.

The thing that will determine the viability of that engine is how it was treated by its original owner(s). Try to find out if the rig was propped correctly, get a copy of the engine report, get a trustworthy mechanic to look it over.

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You might find some insights about changes by model year at

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/ETEC_ModelYearChanges.html

Note that in 2011 there were many production changes to the V6 3.3-liter engine.

I have a 2010 E-TEC 225, which, I believe, is essentially the same engine as the 200 H.O., with perhaps different firmware in the EMM. In the nine seasons I have been running the engine, there have been a few minor problems, which I summarize for you:

--debris in cooling system blocked orifice at overboard indicator, causing engine to not reach normal operating temperature; cleared debris (a small seed pod from aquatic weeds) and problem solved; see http://www.etecownersgroup.com/post/overboard-indicator-6211055

--damage to orifice at overboard indicator allowed too much water to exit system, causing engine to run hotter than normal; replaced damaged orifice ($11); see http://www.etecownersgroup.com/post/overboard-indicator-6211055

--pressure relief valve (PRV) assembly was replaced at no charge as part of a recall campaign, although on my particular engine there was no sign of leaking and no damage had occurred; seawater leaking from the PRV can cause damage by spraying water onto underside of flywheel; this is particularly a problem in saltwater; there are many articles in the archives about this problem; see http://www.etecownersgroup.com/post?id=5997425

--inner lower exhaust housing had minor burn and was allowing exhaust gas to escape; this was repaired by my dealer; labor was included as part of routine maintenance during water pump impeller service; part cost was about $150; see http://www.etecownersgroup.com/post/water-pump-service-and-more-6925988

--overall cooling system efficiency improved by new procedure for installation of impeller; see http://www.etecownersgroup.com/post/engine-temperatures-following-water-pump-service-new-installation-procedures-6955900


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Thanks. That is really helpful. Looks like '11 had some changes, but '12 had very few, so the model year issue shouldn't be a problem. Doesn't sound like too many issues with your engine, though a lot more than I personally have had with my '09 (no issues at all). I'll add checking for any outstanding recall items to my list.

Getting the engine diagnostic report and repair history, so should have a better idea of whether there have been lots of codes or other issues. It's got very few hours, so guessing there's not going to be much there.
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Just noted one other thing - looks like the smaller block engines advertise 'slow speed operation' as a benefit. Anyone with the bigger block - what's it like when it's just at idle in gear? I troll a LOT (>60% of engine time is around idle), on the 200 small block it goes about 500 RPM, uses .5GPH and pushes the boat ~2.5 mph. Obviously speed changes for boat size, but would be good to know what low speed operation is like with the bigger motors for trolling.
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