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Skipper
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-15-2013

Service History on Ficht 225

Can someone help me find out the service history on this motor? I have heard if you have the model and S/N the service history can be obtained.  I am thinking of purchasing it. Upgrading from a 235 crossflow. I have never owned a Ficht but have heard good and bad reviews. Are there any service updates or EMM updates this motor may have missed?

 

Here is what I have:

 

Model: E225FHLSIF

Serial on engine: 4934629

Serial on EMM report: 4879870

 

The dealer has been great to work with and gave the the EMM report and I can tell it has had the following errors. It is not in the same state I live in so I cannot do any visual checks on it.

 

 

Occurred Engine Faults:

Code  Times  First     Last        Description

  27      183        n/a     382:00    12 Volt Circuit ABOVE Range   (What would cause this)?
  22       13          n/a     374:00    Water Temperature Switch Closed  (What would cause this)?
  43       11          n/a     277:00     Engine Temperature ABOVE Range (What would cause this)?
  48        1           n/a     382:00     Air Temperature BELOW Range (What would cause this)?

 

 

 

Max temp: 310.1 Deg F

Max RPM: 6460

 

 

Engine Rpm summary is:

0- 500 3867  0.3%
1001-1500 104965   48%
1501-2000 18133     7.7%
2001-2500 18478     1.3%
2501-3000 52231     3.8%
3001-3500 95560     7.0%
3501-4000 107111   7.8%
4001-4500 87358     6.4%
4501-5000 62630     4.6% 
5001-5500 55290     4.0%
5501-6000 85464     6.2%
6001-6500 19646     1.4%
6501-7000 3
7001-7500 0
Time (secs) 1368965

 

 

 

Runtime hours:382:22:50

 

 

It does not run and will not rotate (assumed its seized) possibly overheat? Don't know the damage at this time. 

 

Any thoughts? Is it worth a re-build?

 

Thanks

 

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Admiral
Posts: 9,367
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Service History on Ficht 225


@SRP71 wrote:

Can someone help me find out the service history on this motor?

 

 

It does not run and will not rotate (assumed its seized) possibly overheat? Don't know the damage at this time. 

 

Any thoughts? Is it worth a re-build?

 

Thanks

 


I'm sorry but you were misinformed. There is no factory service history for customer engines.

 

Any service records would be at the dealer(s) who worked on the motor. There are only warranty records and the 2001 motor in question has been out of warranty for 10 years.

 

The motor has had at least 11 overheating occurances and spent 1.4% of its life over-revving. The 12V circuit high voltage problem could be an EMM malfunction but that would have to be diagnosed by a dealer. Check the report for any EMM temperatures that may have exceeded 160° as those elevated temperatures could have stressed the electronics inside of it.

 

It would be best to have a trained FICHT technician thoroughly check over the engine and boat before purchasing it. Also make certain that your local dealer has the wilingness and the technicians with the knowledge to provide service for it.

 

Being seized up is not a good sign as a quality rebuild will cost more than the 12 year old motor is worth.

 

 

 


"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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Skipper
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-15-2013

Re: Service History on Ficht 225

Thanks for the reply and advice. I will keep looking.