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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-10-2019

ETEC 30hp didn’t last long

Hello everyone,,

I bought a 2010 ETEC 30hp tiller on a Lowe 16 boat the engine only had around a hundred hours I did the 500 dollar service at the only eTec dealer around who seemed to have no business but I did it to keep the engine in warranty. I only put about 50 hours on the motor before it seized up with water in the block. ETEC wanted me to drop 2000 for a new power head this happened About 2 months out of the 3 year warranty. Why in the hell would I want to pay all that money for an engine that can’t make it to 200 hours? Please do yourself a favor and never buy an ETEC engine. BTW the resale is horrible.
Posts: 9,058
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: ETEC 30hp didn’t last long

We are sorry to hear of your experiences with an Evinrude.  Did the dealer determine how the water got into the engine?

Email the serial number, dealer's name, and your history with the motor to  http://www.brp.com/en/forms/contact-us.html and they will look into your situation.




"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 



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