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    Just wondering what you ETEC riders are getting for gas mileage. I just filled up the other day and calculated almost 30 MPG (flatland). I have the 09 600 ETEC and it was advertised as 24 MPG. Glad to see its doing better than advertised. No complaints on that more. (knock on wood)
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    I'm not an E-tec rider, but that's awesome mileage, good for you.

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    It depends how hard I squeeze the throttle. Day-in, day-out? Averaging just shy of 20mpg pulling a light trailer. On boy rides out in deep snow around 14mpg. Overall mileage isn't much different from an SDI but the oil consumption is sure lower.

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    Two of us averaged 26 mpg on the Denali Loop trail last weekend. Speed was held to 40 mph and it was a groomed trail all the way.

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    Same experience here- often get mid-20 MPG on my 600 ETec. No matter what I'm getting better than twice the mileage of my old man's 800 Rev, sometimes up to 3 times better. Not sure how the new 800 ETec stacks up.
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    Avg over 20 on the 2010 600 etec

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    A buddy of mine has one and I am not that impressed. I have a Nytro its heavier and in the deep snow we get the same MPG and I am faster climb higher and burn NO oil. I cant compare on flatland because I never ride flat land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usafracer View Post
    A buddy of mine has one and I am not that impressed. I have a Nytro its heavier and in the deep snow we get the same MPG and I am faster climb higher and burn NO oil. I cant compare on flatland because I never ride flat land.
    Yamaha makes a great engine, it's just that most of us don't want a sled that's 200 lbs heavier than it has to be, as when it gets stuck, weight really matters.
    "If snowmachiners would adopt the habits of riding one at a time and not parking at the base of avalanche prone slopes, the number of fatalities would likely be whittled by at least a third, if not by half." ~ Jill Fredston, in the book Snowstruck, In The Grip Of Avalanches.

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    Nytros don't burn oil, it's true. But I don't have to change my oil with the Etec. They do get similar mileage but the total riding experience is very different.

    I had a Nytro first. I have an Etec now.

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    what engine has the greatest range? I'm considering getting a new machine and range is important to me...I like the Bearcat 17 gallon tank. How big is the tank on the etec?
    I average around 20mpg on my yamaha viking 973cc 4 stroke.

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    i'm pretty sure its a 10.6 gallon tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mntransplant View Post
    i'm pretty sure its a 10.6 gallon tank.
    Nope Bearcat really does have a 17 gallon tank. Sled weighs like 750 before adding fuel. If you are looking for a Cadillac this Bearcat is it. I have a friend that has one and the thing runs forever on that tank of fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupont Spinner View Post
    Nope Bearcat really does have a 17 gallon tank.
    I was referring to the ETEC. It has a 10.6 gallon tank.
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