I have done all the maintenance on this engine and it is straight forward and pretty easy. I have owned a few large OB's in my time and I really do not see the difference in maintenance. There will be more attention to detail when it comes time to set valve clearance, but that does not take super human skills either. This F300 is by far a brute and the engineering at this point is superb. Love the fly by wire and it is so quiet that I have to look for the water pump flow to make sure it is on when at idle. At 4K RPM it has a wonderful note that never changes pitch. A lot of grunt.The F300 looks good but I think it requires too much maintenance! Plus the E-Tec has more power and torque!
Yes, yes it does. I had a 225 Optimax and it started getting weird if you did not run "Opti" oil. Then my fuel capacity was larger than my oil tank so many times on a long trip I would be out there refilling my oil tank in the rollers and having to carry a couple of gallons of oil on board at all times. Also, there is the oiling system that is incorporated on each engine model and there are many. Just another sub system to go wrong and they do for a variety of reasons........Some of that oil cost 50 bucks a gallon!
yes but when you spread that over 200 gallons of fuel and that yamalube is $10 +/- per quart... and you can find the XD-100 for $30 +/- a gallon easily... it ends up being a lower cost per hour for the evinrude... and not to mention that the yami needs 89 octane as wellSome of that oil cost 50 bucks a gallon!