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This ECOTEC any good?

Postby Afflicted » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:20 pm

Found 1 for decent price. Phone was cuttin out but I think he said its a 2008 2.2 non turbo...that worth a crap or does it need the turbo?

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Postby :) » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:48 pm

I think BFC boat is the 2.2?
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby scooter » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:34 pm

Gyro 582 has a 2.2 runs like a scalded dog BFC has a 2.0 turbo on his boat
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby gyrocopter582 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:36 am

Naw, theys junk. Won't run with a 200, prolly will blow up.
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby Afflicted » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:13 am

So I assume that's sarcasm^^^ $850 for the 1 I found. To me that don't sound bad. Do they need any kind of mechanical upgrade or is it a get it an go kinda thing?

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby AirRanger » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:47 am

Afflicted wrote:So I assume that's sarcasm^^^ $850 for the 1 I found. To me that don't sound bad. Do they need any kind of mechanical upgrade or is it a get it an go kinda thing?

May be a good price for the motor, but you still need a host of other items to make it airboat ready. Call Airboat Pros for the specifics on what else you need and a ball park or even exact total cost.
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby Myakka Rooster » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:12 am

I wish I knew how to work this web site better so I could put some pictures on here of my boat.
I am building a ecotec , but very different. Mine does not have all that electronic stuff to go bad.
Not sure how to get in touch with you or how far away from where I live you are but if you want do
an ecotec I might be able to help. Mine is a 2009 with VVT. So far so good with this one.

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby Afflicted » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:39 am

So how u settin it up without electronics? I thought there wouldn't be any way around that

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby Myakka Rooster » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:46 am

I sent you a PM give me a call

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby PeaRiverOpossum » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:44 pm

Please post anything that might be helpful here. There are a lot of people wondering about these motors.

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby Huffduf41 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:05 pm

AirRanger wrote:May be a good price for the motor, but you still need a host of other items to make it airboat ready. Call Airboat Pros for the specifics on what else you need and a ball park or even exact total cost.


Gearbox, prop, intake, radiator, ecu, wiring harness, exhaust, fuel pump.....what am I missing?

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Postby :) » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:34 pm

PeaRiverOpossum wrote:Please post anything that might be helpful here. There are a lot of people wondering about these motors.

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby Myakka Rooster » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:12 pm

I have months and months of phone calls , computer time and trial and error. I am runnin a 2 to1 beltdrive from centry drive units, electromotive fire only ignition, homemade intake manifold , at this time a 390 cfm 4 barrel
carb. and have tried 350 cfm 2 barrel , 500 cfm 2 barrel. the 390 works the best. I'm turning 5800 RPMs with
3 1/2 deg. on 3 blade H prop. I'm still learning how to activate the VVT on this style 2.2 ecotec. I'm hoping
for 5 deg. at 5800 when I get all the bugs worked out. This engine seems to be pretty healthy for stock 134
cubic inch with no turbo. Still have a long way to go or maybe I've got all I can get. If anyone want details
PM me. Thanks , I'm NOT trying to hide anything , just don't have all the answers yet, like I said there's a lot of time ,trial and error. Could not get mutch info from anyone eather.

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby Myakka Rooster » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:16 pm

Oh yea exaust header from e-bay and double pass radiator from e-bay. I don't know how
to put pics on here.

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby OneBFC » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:30 pm

Dave, Jeff and I all run the 2.0 Turbo engines. Jeff has the ltg, Dave and I have lhu.

Any of the standard port injected ecotec engines will run fine with numerous aftermarket management systems. The difficult ones to run are the direct injection ones that the 2.0 turbo engines are based on.

850.00 for what can easily be a 180hp engine is a good deal. You don't need to do anything to it other than run it with the normal automotive engine airboat equipment, prop and gearbox. You will want 2.68 or maybe even 2.88 if you stay naturally aspirated. Engine handles rpm just fine. Mike has the 2.2 and I have seen it run flat out for a solid 15 minutes straight and not miss a beat. Great engine.
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby Myakka Rooster » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:41 am

Hey , One BFC are you guys running gear boxes instead of belt drives and who's ?
The only reason I did'nt seek any other drive is I am having a hard enough time being
able to afford the project as it is without a new set of blades. On Mike's boat , what prop
and at what pitch is he runnin ?

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby gyrocopter582 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:02 pm

WhirlWind AB200, about half way on the scale.
Patti was spot on. It's a 70 inch by the way.
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby captain chad » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:45 pm

Gyro I thought you liked your ecotech. Whats up?
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby JB550 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:09 pm

captain chad wrote:Gyro I thought you liked your ecotech. Whats up?


He does. Just being a butthead. Lol. Lot of that on sa

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby gyrocopter582 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:11 pm

Straight to the point, I like that.
I'm just poking fun at all the hard core air cooled guys.
They have been bustin my stones from the beginning.
I make my living working on Lyc/Cont and I understand,
And appreciate them. I just like the ECO technology, and the
high rpm capability. Affordability matters too. Let's say you built an
ECOtec airboat, ran it for three years and blew it up because of an
undetected coolant leak/temp melt down. A normally aspirated motor would
be $800, and a weekend. GM made over two million engines and counting.
I think a lifter for an O-320 is $75.00 for perspective.

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby loudmouse » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:32 pm

I love mine. We put in at salt run, ran to silver glen and around a lil bit then to juniper then back to salt run on 4.5 gallons. Runs ground good and will run 55mph with 4 people. This past Sunday had a buddy call and needed me to come get him. I had 5 people onboard and then him. Tied his boat to the back of mine and put both boats on plane back to the truck.
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby MacGyver » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:11 am

Very impressive loud mouse , GOOD JOB, do you ride the juniper - silver glen area often ? I would enjoy seeing this boat run. Take Care
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby loudmouse » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:07 am

We have been over there the last couple of weekends. Orange Lake and Lochloosa too. Boat is blue and silver. I would enjoy riding some other areas meeting other airboaters. So far most have been very friendly.
15' Alumitech deckover LSX TT Oxbox 84" JX 4-blade
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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby C1gator » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:26 am

Loudmouse can you post a picture of your ride? It sure sounds like it's a neat little boat...I bet it floats like a cork with that jw hull...

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Re: This ECOTEC any good?

Postby loudmouse » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:17 am

She sits pretty high.
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15' Alumitech deckover LSX TT Oxbox 84" JX 4-blade
Gas required Water optional :dontknow:
Built and Tuned by Me
14'X8' JW, Chevrolet 122CID LNF Turbo Engine, Ox box, 80" NGR 3 blade

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