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FlyingTexan

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I just bought a boat with twin etec 175s on it and I’m the kind of person that likes to really take care of his machines. They run great and I want to keep it that way.

They are 2007 etecs with 350hrs on them. Any instant items I should spend a day checking on? Any tips on what oil to buy and where? I know it’s in the TC-W3 setting but prices for that oil seems to be all over the place. I want to take care of it but also don’t want to simply burn money for no reason either.Are there known sites to buy from that give better deals? Looking around I find places selling XD50 at XD100 prices half the times so I don’t want to make a bad mistake. Would be awesome if I could buy it in 2.5 gal jugs
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Welcome!  Fuel Delivery is KEY!  That means checking everything from the pickup tube, hoses, filters, primer ball, etc. into the engines.  NO "T"s on the pickup and fuel lines either.  Dual pickups for dual engines.

Get a Genuine Service Manual for them by calling Barnacle Bill's on Tuesday - Saturday.  Have your exact Model Number(s) in hand when you call.  Also best to update your 'signature' with them for any future questions on here.

Stay reading up on here, and 'browse' through that SM when you get it.  No need to memorize, but you'll remember seeing things and can then go back to review.

It all seems scary (I KNOW!), but if you're familiar with a wrench, it does all come together quickly.

EDIT:  You can check oil prices on the internet - Amazon, etc. and even get 3 gallon cases the last I knew.

Happy Boating!

Phil

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Get an engine history report. Review engine histo-graphs for engine temperature, engine speed. Review stored faults. Review current faults. Resolve all faults and their cause.

Get EV-Diagnostic software.

Get a USB to serial interface.

Get an RS-232 to EMM cable.

Use XD100 oil on the TCW-3 oil setting. 

Use non-ethanol fuel.

Be sure your boat fuel system is working properly, no air leaks, no high vacuum suction in fuel delivery from restrictions, no clogged filters.

Verify all electrical connections between batteries and engine. No wing-nut fasteners on battery terminals.

Check hidden filter in cooling [fuel] hose to [VST].

Check exhaust sensor.

Check cooling water pressure to be in recommend pressure throughout engine RPM range.

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Hi Jimh. All great advice for anyone, not just a new owner.

Hidden filter in cooling water hose to EMM? Never seen any reference to that before, is that common to all larger ETecs from any particular model year on? If so, where in the cooling water line is it?

Thanks and regards.

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jimh

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oops—hidden filter in the fuel cooling line at VST
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rickmcd53

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I think jimh was referring to the vst filter in the fuel line that goes from the injectors back to the vst.
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when i put my new e-tec 150 on my boat i changed all fuel lines , fuel fill. feed. vent . and installed  a racor filter . i do a 300 hr service every year  as i fish offshore and put over 100 hrs per season i change laa fuel filters twice a season and change the lower unit every season . the cost to do is less than what a new motor would cost 
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i forgot i have over 600 hrs without any real trouble
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oops—hidden filter in the fuel cooling line at VST


No worries mate. Thought I had missed something in my cooling system probing!

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For further details about recommended engine cooling water pressure see

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/ETEC_Rigging.html#psi

You may find the whole article on E-TEC Rigging to be informative

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

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anybody mention … impeller change ?   mine  was ok on a 75hp but  replacing it  sure got more water spitting out the back end

check PT&T   for oil leaks 

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Save your oil jugs and ask your local Evinrude dealer what their bulk prices are. From experience running xp100 will save you and those engines are frugal with consumption.  Water pump is cheap insurance and as suggested get a manual and just do the pm's and that alone will save you tons down the road.  
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