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Mate
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Registered: ‎07-14-2017

2007 75hp ETEC Idle in gear too slow

I have a E75DPLSUM that I bought used last summer.  It is idling in gear at about 450 rpm.  I believe that is much too slow and the engine stalls at times when manuevering to get the boat on the trailer.  That is highly irritating.  My pal just got the EV Diagnostics software for his engine and offered to set up my in gear idle as it apparantly is a simple process on the inline engines.  He went to the settings screen where you can adjust the "in gear idle" and attempted to set the idle higher.  I watched as he increased the idle offset up and much as 100 rpm and then saved the changes.  We expected to see the in gear idle speed increase by 100 rpm but nothing happened.  We tried over and over with different offsets and got no where with the changes.  Do any of you have an idea why the enigne would not take the adjustment?  He says he has seen this done this before on a 90 to slow it down a bit for trolling.  He is perplexed here and doesn't know what the problem is.

Admiral
Posts: 6,159
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2007 75hp ETEC Idle in gear too slow

It may be best to have a dealer check and adjust the idle speed for you.

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                                                 -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald


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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
Mate
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-14-2017

Re: 2007 75hp ETEC Idle in gear too slow

Yes that may be the final answer if no one can come up with a work around. Would really like to take the low cost alternative if someone can offer some advice on what we were doing wrong or what the cause could be. Thanks though for your comment Bluewater.
Admiral
Posts: 6,159
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2007 75hp ETEC Idle in gear too slow

 

 

Very often we receive questions like this and find out that the "software" was bought overseas or on Ebay and may be crippled boot-leg copy, may have mal-ware in it, and  it is not the official factory software. The customer then wonders why it does not operate as it should.

 

We do not know if this is the case with your friend, but we suggest you have a dealer perform the adjustments and to review other data which can be examined also to forestall any possible future problems with the motor.

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                                                 -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald


***************
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
Mate
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-14-2017

Re: 2007 75hp ETEC Idle in gear too slow

That is for sure good advice Bill. Can you confirm from my model number that the "in gear idle speed" is adjustable????
Admiral
Posts: 6,159
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2007 75hp ETEC Idle in gear too slow

Yes, your motor in gear idle speed is adjustable 

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                                                 -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald


***************
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
Mate
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-14-2017

Re: 2007 75hp ETEC Idle in gear too slow

Tx very much.