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I'm using NMEA with both a Lowrance HDS7 Gen 2 Touch and HDS5 Gen 1.  I don't think we get any engine fault read-outs though.
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...regarding the NMEA 2000... will ["a helix"] give you engine fault read outs?


The E-TEC engine just sends data. To know what data from the engine will be seen on a particular display brand and model, check with the manufacturer of that display.

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I can't comment about technical support for other brands but if you want to work on your own engine and are prepared to wear the consequences of mistakes then this site is invaluable. I believe the warranty was also still valid if you did your own services and kept accurate records. Not sure if that still applies.
The other repliers and more have helped me immensely to understand and repair my 07 115. I am sure I have caused a few raised eyebrows and frustration but the advice is priceless and I thank all again.
I think the main thing to look after on any modern engine is clean fuel supply and clean battery power. The Etec V4s exhaust tuning valve is the first thing to cause problems but this is simply a wake up call that the setup on the boat is incorrect. Make sure it is propped correctly and not overloading the engine. They are so torquey that close enough is not good enough. An overloaded 4 slowke just can't build revs to plane while a 2 stroke will battle it's way out of the hole and mask overpropping to a degree.
I've just bought a bargain low hour 115 to power a project toy and then winterise until my current one (1350hrs) wears out. Not sure when that will be as it runs better than it did when I bought it at 300 hrs.
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The sales lady said I can do all my own services BUT I have to bring it in for a software update. she tried getting technical saying the plugs needed to be indexed, when I asked if they did that with a felt pen she said I should do my own. Haha
However during the 10 year warranty I dont think I'll be doing any of my own servicing.
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The sales lady said I can do all my own services BUT I have to bring it in for a software update. she tried getting technical saying the plugs needed to be indexed, when I asked if they did that with a felt pen she said I should do my own. Haha
However during the 10 year warranty I dont think I'll be doing any of my own servicing.


I’m not sure how warranty works in Canardia but in the US, engine must be serviced every 3 years or 300 hours, whichever comes first. The warranty is good, just make sure you keep your paperwork in order.

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Exact same here
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Having a real Evinrude service manual for your exact model number off the transom plate will help resolve any warranty problems that come up with DIYer service and BRP/dealer.  Some dealers refuse to represent DIY service owners in warranty claims with BRP.  Also use only BRP approved parts and lubes to increase success with warranty claims.
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Love my 2012 115 on an 18' CC. Quiet, powerful when needed, light on fuel runs like a swiss watch. Use XD100 oil and grease exhaust valve annually and I lube all grease points, prop shaft, gear oil check, etc. Basic care plus give it a burn over 4000rpm frequently. Wouldn't change it for any 4 stroke on the market. Lots of torque. Don't know if the HO will make a big difference unless you race.  
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I dont race but I do fish tournaments and derbies a few times a year. I've always been the last one there lol. My big bass boat with my little 60hp Johnson has always got my there but usually after others have already dropped their line Haha.
It's always fun to be mixed in with 100 other boats all going wot down a river, its unreal. The most fun you will ever have on water is waiting for your numbers to be called then pinning it and joining the high speed convoy. Atleast now I can keep up lol.
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Steelhead like I said I wont touch the motor under warranty. I wouldn't give them any excuse to turn down warranty work. Its $300 every three years, so total service bill will be $900 for my ten years. I dont use my gas motor to troll so I highly doubt I'll be going over hours. After the warranty though, that's when I'm most interested in DIY. Even if my stealership says it's okay 6 years from now I move and blow a power head and somehow I did my own servicing comes up I might be up poop creek, and I've been there that water is hard to paddle through. So thick a goopy.
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I'm in the family, brand new 115 ho etec and 2019 Lund adventure.
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New 3 cyl 115 G2 coming soon.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a27911612/e-tec-150/

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Congratulations @Joe_mama!
I bought a 130 ETEC two years ago and I've been quite happy with it. It is supposed to be almost identical to 115HO, but I think it has the 1:2.00 gearbox. 

I've had some small niggles with it but they were dealt with BRP warranty promptly: first there was some foreign stuff in thermostats resulting in low temperature warning at low speed. Second, the Icon Pro gauges suddenly died and they were replaced.

Winterization service is amazing: just perform the procedure, store the boat and start the engine in spring. Regarding starting, the engine draws a lot of current so it is important to have a battery with high current rating and maintain contacts in good condition.

The availability of XD100 in Northern Europe is a bit limited and the cost is high, so I've used the XD50 setting and TCW-3 oil. So far I've used Total Neptuna 2T Racing which has the proper approval. The oil consumption is about 2%, which is a bit more than I expected but I suppose ample oil in the engine is not bad for wear and tear.
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Congrats @Joe_mama. I bought a 115hp(non HO) and Lund combo in 2015. Has been flawless. The last four fishing seasons have been awesome. I did the 300 hour service myself. Brought the boat in for software update. ($75) I am up over 450 hours now. Boat/motor are awesome.
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