frodus wrote:Exactly.... Mars/Motenergy markets their 0708 and 0709 as Etek motors.....
A common confusion, but actually not true
. It is the retailers who name them "Eteks"; Motenergy never used those terms and actually discourages their use as far as I now ("Etek" is a trademark from B&S).
There's only one Etek
, the original B&S Etek. The Moternegy are MExxxx. ME0708 has performance equivalent to the Etek (but 42% more weight!). You can find some Etek curves on-line (not generated by B&S but by some other companies, I think), but here's one (with some presentation changes I made for inclusion in an article):
I'm going to squeeze this old Etek, then we'll see. If it blows, the other only motors worth considering are the Agnis yes, or the LEMCOs (roughly same tech), but I'll have to save a ton of $$ for that.update: changed "eTek" to "Etek"