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I have a '96(non-FICHT) Evinrude OceanPro 2-cycle and was thinking about upgrading at some point. The E-tecs sound like really good motors. All the benefits of 4-stroke with the lower weight of 2-cycle. This is the first product designed and built by Bombardier, so it should be good. But I'll wait to make my final judgement though. I want to see how they hold up over time.....

The "direct injection" motors are what they used to call "FICHT" motors. They had some serious problems in the '97-99 models(while owned by OMC). I personally think that's why they changed the name. Bombardier redesign some things and worked out most of the bugs(this is all from research I've done on the web and locally). I'd still stay away from them though. One of the service guys at Staff Jennings(a Evinrude dealer) said they don't even want to work on FICHT motors anymore. Too expensive and hard to keep running well.
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