When the G2 Evinrude E-TEC was introduced, the engineers stated that the G2 technology will trickle down to some engines in the near future. There were no timetables or specifics.
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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.
The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
i'm guessing in june at the new product rollout... i'm waiting until then. i'll be putting the 175 g2 on a lund 1875 crossover. i wounder if Evinrude would give a price break for someone who puts their motor on a lund. it would be good to see something other than a Merc on a lund.
I am also waiting to see if the 175 G2 comes out this summer to put on a Lund Crossover. I have a 150 etec on my Lund right now and it has treated me right. But it has been more challenging this time since there is no longer Lund/Evrinrude dealer any in the region. No one seams overly excited about only boat or only motor sale but I have not push hard yet. Also heard Merc maybe releasing their new four stoke 175 about the same time but I would rather have some type of Evinrude if the numbers are reasonably close.