More than 100 Years of Evinrude

More than 100 Years of EvinrudeSince its inception 102 years ago, Evinrude has been a pioneer in the outboard motor market. Surprisingly, the first outboard motor built by company founder Ole Evinrude in 1907 wasn’t all that different from today’s 2-cycle engines. The components remain the same, but new Evinrude engines feature significantly increased speed and efficiency.

By 1930, Evinrude – or the Outboard Motor Company, as it was then known – had introduced the first electric-start outboard motor. A year later, Evinrude’s ingenuity paid off as it became the world’s largest outboard motor producer. During WWII, Evinrude secured a government contract to manufacture airplane parts in addition to its standard line of sturdy, dependable outboards. The company hit the ground running at war’s end, increasing production domestically.

Throughout the company’s history, Evinrude has continued the tradition of building and improving quality 2-cycle engines. In 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency presented the Evinrude E-TEC 2-stroke with its Clean Air Excellence Award. The E-TEC set a new standard for fuel efficiency and eco-friendly performance, and it runs best when well-lubricated with Evinrude oil. There’s no telling what this dynamic company will do next, but one thing is certain: Boaters will benefit.

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Direct Fuel Injection Two Stroke Technology

Direct Fuel Injection Two Stroke Technology

There’s a new direct fuel injection (DFI) technology about to hit the boating market, and it’s called E-Tec from Evinrude. This new technology boasts more than just a new DFI system; it’s a whole new line of outboard motors. Evinrude has been the premier manufacturer of two stroke outboard motors for decades, and their new E-Tec technology is perhaps their greatest innovation since the inception of their two stroke outboard. E-Tec outboard motors were designed to make owning and operating an outboard motor as simple as possible. E-Tec engines are manufactured with special alloys, including a NASA developed alloy used in the pistons which makes them almost three times as strong as standard aluminum pistons. E-Tec engines are designed to run on all TC-W3 certified outboard oils, not just Evinrude outboard oil which can be more or less expensive depending on the retailer. The E-Tec engine also burns cleaner than most two stroke outboards and has earned the praise of the EPA and numerous other environmental protection groups.

E-Tec engines are the future of two stroke outboards, and are proof that though the two stroke engine is an aging technology, it is by no means an ailing technology. E-Tec two stroke outboards will have a place in a greener future.

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Disadvantages of Synthetic Oil

Disadvantages of Synthetic Oil

While using synthetic oil in an engine provides several benefits over conventional mineral oil, there are certain disadvantages as well. For example, the initial cost of synthetic motor oil can be two to four times more than that of mineral oil. However, this cost has declined over time. The lower friction of synthetic oil can also be a problem for the break-in period of the engine, where friction is desirable to cause wear. There is also the potential for stress fractures to occur in certain plastic components of the engine, and for decomposition to occur in chemical environments (often industrial use). In addition, for automobiles, synthetic oil is not recommended for use in rotary engines.

While there are some disadvantages to using synthetic oil, the advantages tend to outweigh the potential disadvantages. For outboards, Evinrude XD100 oil is one of the top synthetic oils available. Evinrude XD100 oil is ideal for outboards because the engines are under high stress conditions, where synthetic oil prevails over mineral oil.

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Great Deals on Evinrude Outboards

Great Deals on Evinrude Outboards

In these tough economic times, recreation often takes a back seat to basic essentials. But it’s still important for people to be able to partake in boating recreation even if times are tough, thus Evinrude is now offering discounts on all its outboard motors. Evinrude two stroke outboard engines, which rank highest in customer satisfaction with J.D. Power and Associates, are now available from Evinrude with some excellent incentives. For example, on Evinrude’s website, the company is offering extended warranties and cash back incentives for purchases on new outboard motors. Now is a great time to upgrade to a new Evinrude outboard motor. But don’t wait too long, because the offers won’t last far beyond the beginning of summer.

When purchasing a new Evinrude outboard motor, be sure to stock up on essential engine maintenance supplies like Evinrude oil. For use in all kinds of two stroke Evinrude outboards, Evinrude oil boasts superior engine performance under even the toughest conditions.

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Invention of the Evinrude Outboard Motor

Ole EvinrudeWhile there is some dispute as to who invented the first practical outboard motor, most credit the discovery to Ole Evinrude, a Norwegian-American inventor who designed the first marketable outboard motors between 1909 and 1912. Ole Evinrude developed the first outboard in 1907, when he filed tested a 1.5 horsepower, 62 pound iron engine. This crude first effort was much different than our modern outboard motors, which can have up to 300 horsepower. Evinrude filed a patent application for his “Marine Propulsion Device” in 1910, and that patent was honored in 1911 and assigned to Evinrude Motor Co. Throughout the next several decades, Evinrude Motor Co. mass produced outboard motors, and went through several mergers and acquisitions. In 1934, Ole Evinrude passed and Evinrude Motor Co. was inherited by Ole’s son, Ralph Evinrude.

Evinrude celebrates its centennial in 2009, and has developed a number of new engines to celebrate a century of quality outboard motors. In addition to their outboard motors, the newest line of which is called E-TEC, Evinrude manufactures Evinrude outboard oil and other marine accessories which cling to the same spirit of pioneering and innovation that Ole Evinrude possessed throughout his life.

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Servicing an Evinrude Engine

Servicing an Evinrude Engine

In addition to engines and motor oil, Evinrude is the premier manufacturer of numerous products for engine maintenance. Evinrude is committed to being a full service provider for all manner of engine cleaning and maintenance products. Performing regular maintenance with Evinrude products will protect the engine and the investment. Evinrude emphasizes prevention before potential damage occurs with all their engine care products. For example, Evinrude offers two and four stroke engine fuel conditioner, which will keep engines free of build up. It’s good to use fuel conditioner during times where the engine is unused, during the winter for example. Evinrude also offers products like the Carbon Guard which is an additive for the gasoline that will decrease carbon build up and remove existing build up inside the engine.

Evinrude also offers a wide range of products that can help protect the exterior of the engine, including their anti-corrosion spray to prevent rust and corrosion in marine environments including salt water. Evinrude also offers marine grease for boat trailer wheel bearings and other components that require lubrication and are exposed to the water. For all Evinrude engines, it’s best to use Evinrude oil because the additives are designed to keep the engine running at top performance.

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Evinrude E-TEC 2009 Centennial Model Engines

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With their celebration of 100 years on the water, Evinrude pulled out all the stops and designed their 2009 E-TEC engines. These new centennial model year engines offer new features paired with Evinrude’s lasting reliability. Here are a few of the benefits found throughout the line of Evinrude’s centennial model year engines:_No dealer scheduled maintenance for three years or 300 hours of use, including a three year warranty, and no oil filters, oil changes, belt or chain adjustments, or throttle linkage adjustments required.

_Cleaner and quieter performance reduces impact on the environment; low carbon emissions while idle, EPA and EU compliant, low particulate emissions.

_Best-in-class power and performance with up to 40% more torque, faster top speed, and superior fuel economy.

Pair these new E-TEC engines with Evinrude oil and owners will have an engine guaranteed to last for decades to come. E-TEC engines are low maintenance and high performance, making them ideal for all boat owners!

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Developing Green Motor Oil

Developing Green Motor Oil

When it comes to motor oil, there are hundreds of eco-friendly synthetic oils that work just as well as conventional mineral oil. In fact, one company, called Green Earth Technologies, makes synthetic motor oil called G-Oil, which is derived from saturated cow fat. This oil is superior when compared to all conventional mineral oils because it possesses increased lubricity and also is better for the environment. There are several other synthetic oils developed by various companies that serve the same purpose as mineral oils.

For example, the Evinrude XD100 oil, manufactured by Evinrude, is the top synthetic oil for outboard motors and marine engines. This oil trumps conventional mineral oil in all respects, containing the same additives for marine use and providing the additional benefits of synthetic oil. While most automobiles and vehicles are still dependent on gasoline, converting to synthetic motor oil for the engine is of great help to the environment.

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Why Use Hybrid Synthetic Outboard Oil?

Why Use Hybrid Synthetic Outboard Oil?

When it comes to outboard oil, there are three major categories: mineral oil, synthetic oil, and hybrid synthetic oil (a combination of mineral oil and synthetic oil). Mineral oil is the traditional motor oil that has been used for centuries in all kinds of engines as a lubricant. Synthetic oil became available in the late 20th century, and is overall superior to mineral oil, except in cost. Synthetic motor can cost double or even triple what the standard mineral oil costs. Hybrid synthetic oil is a happy medium between mineral oil and synthetic oil. Hybrid synthetic oil, like Evinrude XD50 oil, takes the benefits from synthetic oil (cleaner burning, increased lubricity, longer lasting), and also has the added benefit of costing much less than the standard synthetic oil.

While hybrid synthetic oil doesn’t have the same benefits as a full synthetic, it is still much better for the environment than mineral oil, and won’t break the bank either. Until synthetic oil is perfected, hybrid synthetic oil is the best option.

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Evinrude E-TEC Advantages

Evinrude E-TEC Advantages

While a lot of boaters use outboard motors from Mercury, Yamaha, and Honda, some make the mistake of overlooking the Evinrude E-TEC series of outboards. The Evinrude E-TEC outboard motor provides several advantages over its competitors. Anglers prefer the punch that the two stroke outboard motor packs, and the Evinrude E-TEC series is the ideal outboard for angling, boating, and recreational activities. In addition, the E-TEC exceeds many clean air standards that other outboard motors fail to meet. Here are some key advantages of an Evinrude E-TEC outboard:

~No scheduled maintenance for three years
~Less costly oil changes
~Exclusive low friction design increases reliability

The E-TEC engine uses up to 75% less oil than the standard outboard motor from a competitor. In addition, using Evinrude outboard oil ensures maximum efficiency, better power, and even a cleaner environment.

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Evinrude’s E-TEC Engines

Evinrude's E-TEC Engines

While there are several reliable brands of outboard engines, without a doubt, the Evinrude E-TEC engines have drawn some of the highest marks from both critics and outboard owners. E-TEC engines represent the pinnacle of two-stroke engine technology, with more efficient engines that have low environmental impact. Evinrude is constantly innovating to improve the quality of their outboard engines. Several E-TEC models have won awards for their performance and for their clean burning technology that is the future of two-stroke engines. With two-stroke engines having an integral role in developing countries, having engines that burn cleaner will promote pollution awareness.

In addition to their E-TEC engines, Evinrude is the premier provider of all kinds of marine accessories including Evinrude oil, which is designed to work in tandem with the E-TEC engine to burn cleaner. Future E-TEC engines might even play a central role in the developing nations throughout the world as humanity progresses into the 21st century.

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Evinrude’s Environmental Awareness

Evinrude's Environmental Awareness

Since 1976, Lake Constance, which sits on the boarder between Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, did not allow two-stroke engines on the lake. Then in 2006, lake officials cleared the Evinrude E-Tec engine for use on Lake Constance. The Evinrude E-Tec is the first and only two-stroke engine to pass the multitude of standards for environmental safety on the lake. Evinrude’s Vice President of public affairs said the recognition of the Evinrude E-Tec was an outstanding achievement.

Evinrude has dedicated itself to creating the latest in two-stroke outboard technology with their high quality E-Tec engines and Evinrude outboard oil. The Evinrude E-Tec engine was also recognized in 2005 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its design. The E-Tec was presented with the Clean Air Technology Excellence award, and was the first ever outboard engine to receive the award.

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