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Which year was bad for the Ficht 150s?
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posted 04-18-2004 01:01 AM ET (US)
I remember hearing about a bad year or two for the Evinrude Ficht motors. Like the Optimax, I gather that the Ficht motors are 99% great... what years should I avoid on the Ficht 135/150 motors?
posted 04-18-2004 08:40 AM ET (US)
Avoid '97 through 2000 Ficht V6 engines, and 2001 engines that have not been fully upgraded to Bombardier specs.
The V4 engines were not a problem.
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posted 04-18-2004 12:07 PM ET (US)
posted 04-18-2004 02:13 PM ET (US)
You say you like the Optimax, but don't ask what years to avoid that are problem years for the Optimax. Evinrude was awarded JD Powers best 2 stroke engines for 2003. We just traded for a '97 Johnson 150 Ficht that has given 7 years of great service on a Ranger bass boat. One thing for sure, Bombardier has been building great engines since they bought
Evinrude and Johnson.
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