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Is a 2003 Evinrude E175 outboard motor built by BRP? Is this

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Is a 2003 Evinrude E175 outboard motor built by BRP? Is this a sound motor? Were there any problems with this motor that would cause a person not to buy one having 75 hours of use on it. Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.

Good morning,my name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

2003 would technically be built by Evinrude. But, at that point BRP did own Evinrude. It is considered a Ficht engine and not an Etec. However, at this point all of the engines had been gone through by BRP before they were sold, and they are considered good engines. Basically 2002 and prior you want to stay away from, 2003 and up are fine. I would definitely not have any problem buying one. The only real caveat on this one is the lower hours. On fuel injected engines that have low hours they tend to have clogged injector issues. Before buying it or making an offer, I would get in contact with an Evinrude dealer and see what they would charge you to clean the injectors, and then factor that into your asking price. But other than that, they are good engines.

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Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
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