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JamesWeller20

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I am looking at repowering my 21' recreational deep hull fishing boat that currently has a '91 Evinrude Intruder 175. Motor has 800 hours on it and still runs great but is starting to show its age and has a hefty fuel bill.

I have found a decent deal on a 2006 E-tec 225 with 98 hours on it. So far seen pictures and videos of it in a water tank as it is still on its current hull. Waiting on serial and model number which I will upload when they send through and have asked for a compression test and EMM readout to be done.

Does anyone who has or knows about this particular motor have any advice / warning / pros and cons about it that might help me decide whether to pull the trigger or not?
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Read my article on model year changes for E-TEC.

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

A c.2006 3.3-liter V6 is an early model.

An engine with 100-hours in 14 or 15 years has not been run very much. I would expect an engine of that age to have 750 hours.

Old engines that have hardly been run are not always in perfect condition. Find out the last time it was running and for how long.

Were I buying a used 3.3-liter E-TEC, I would prefer a newer engine, say a 2010 or newer, because of the many improvements made as production grew. Also those old c.2006 fuel-injectors may be hard to find if a replacement is necessary.

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JamesWeller20

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Thank you for that information, it is very helpful.

From what I understand the dealer repowered a clients boat with it about 18 months ago and it has been in light recreational use since then. Said client has now traded up to a bigger boat and the motor is now for sale.
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Price can be a big persuader to abandon certain preferences.
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