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d18 posted 08-20-2007 11:04 AM ET (US)   Profile for d18   Send Email to d18  
I just purchased a 2007 Evinrude 75-HP E-TEC. So far I think its great, however, I am trying to establish what exactly is required to install the I-Command Classic Tachometer and which cables do you need. Also, [some unidentified sources] say [the 2007 Evinrude E-TEC 75-HP motor] is NEMA 2000 compatible. What does this mean? My Garmin Etrex Vista Cx is supposed to be NEMA 2000, does this mean that I can use it to read the speed in the I-Command? How long is the auto break in period?
jimh posted 08-20-2007 12:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
There is extensive prior discussion on this topic. Use the Search to locate some articles, like this:

http://continuouswave.com/cgi-bin/sw.pl?Search=E-TEC+I-Command+NMEA-2000

Devices which are certified for connection to NMEA-2000 data networks can be connected to the network in your vessel, but there is no guarantee that one device will automatically communicate with and respond to another with complete integration. That sort of cooperation and functionality is not specified in the NMEA-2000 certification, but depends on cooperation between vendors. However, if a device transmits the data for vessel speed in the standard NMEA-2000 sentence, then a device which is programmed to display vessel speed on a NMEA-2000 network will receive the data and display it. But if your E-TEC motor transmits a specialized data packet intended only for Evinrude display devices, it will not appear on your Garmin device unless there has been some cooperation or licensing between the two companies. Standard data in standard sentences will or should interoperate without problems.

As I say above, read the very extensive prior discussion and the many detailed reference articles and resources available here to gain a greater understanding.

seahorse posted 08-20-2007 07:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for seahorse  Send Email to seahorse     
I hate to burst your bubble, but the 2007 inline motors, 40- thru 90-HP, do not have NMEA-2000 compatibility. All the 2008 models will work with I-Commmand digital and NMEA2000 products.

The "auto-breakin" oiling procedure is programmed for 2 hours above 2,500-RPM.

Iam74Gibson posted 10-17-2007 04:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Iam74Gibson  Send Email to Iam74Gibson     
Hey Seahorse, in regard to your info about the oil breakin being 2 hours over 2500rpm. I have a 2007 150 H.O. E-tec. It run fine. I started it out with XD-100 oil. I bought a palm pilot and the diagnostics software to run reports right off the engine. I have also used it to calibrate my trim after adding my new I-command digital gauges. I did the gauges/NMEA2000 network myself and everything works.

But reviewing the report on my engine. It shows 236 minutes elapsed on Oil breakin. I have about 21 total hours on the motor now, so 236 minutes sounds about right in the 2500 rpm range.

Is the breakin supposed to stop by itself after the 2 hours? I can stop it manually with my diagnostic software, but I don't want to void the warranty if it is too soon...but I seem to remember...when I first bought the motor back in the spring, BRP told me there was a 5 hour breakin over 2000 rpms. Now, I admit the guy seemed a little fuzzy when I asked this question, so he may have been guesstimating.

I am a little anxious to get past the breakin period so my RPM's become consistent and I can have my Prop tweaked/optimized for performance. I have heard you can pick up maybe a 100-200 RPM's after breakin. I am running a Rebel 17p, and it is turning about 5750 right now during the double oil cycle. Do you think it would be ok to stop the cycle after 236 minutes?

Thanks

seahorse posted 10-18-2007 12:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for seahorse  Send Email to seahorse     
The breakin oil program will automatically stop at the end of 2 hours of running above 2500 rpm.

I haven't used the Palm for E-TEC work, so I'm not familiar with the screen shots or what it says.

On the laptop diagnostics, there are two images on the appropriate screen. One says "break-in completed" and the other says "start break-in".

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