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gmarktho
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Registered: ‎07-06-2013

2013 E-Tech 115......Problem

Just bought new pontoon with 2013 E-Tech 115.  From the start the motor did not run right.  Could only get up to 4k RPM's with no speed.  Boat was pushing through water...no plane.  Took boat back to dealer.  Owner said he "sea trialed"" the boat up to 5800 rpm's....bad sparkplug (he replaced the fouled plug.  Used boat today and would not get passed 4200 rpm's and breaking up at 3k rpms and above.  Burning a lot of fuel.  Called the dealer today and he "insists" its the sparkplugs and will be sending me 4 new ones.  Unfortunately becausee the engine has not run right since "day one" I am taking it to another authorized Johnson/evinrude dealer......This is crazy..........................

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BluewaterBill
Posts: 2,362
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2013 E-Tech 115......Problem

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Let's hope the new dealer has the technician goes for a ride with you to check out the engine and not insist that it is a spark plug problem. Spark plug fouling is a symptom of a fuel or an ignition problem.

 

If the engine never got over 4200 rpm, it may have too large a pitch propeller on it. What make and model pontoon boat and what size propeller do you have? Is the engine a 20" or 25" shaft length or give us the complete model number of the motor?

 

If the motor is lugging because of the wrong prop, the exhaust tuning valve will not activate and the motor will lack power and run poorly such as you have described.

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat"
                                                 --- Travis McGee


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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, correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with a repair. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
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gmarktho
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Registered: ‎07-06-2013

Re: 2013 E-Tech 115......Problem

Many thanks for your reply.  The pontoon is a 2013 21 ft Fun Chaser (Carolina Skiff).  Need to check out the prop on the engine.  The serial number for the engine is 05374033. 

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BluewaterBill
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Re: 2013 E-Tech 115......Problem

We also need to know  the COMPLETE engine model number to know if it is a 20" or 25" length engine as the 115 uses 2 different gearcases and propeller diameters due to the shaft length.

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat"
                                                 --- Travis McGee


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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, correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with a repair. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
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gmarktho
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Registered: ‎07-06-2013

Re: 2013 E-Tech 115......Problem

Bluewater Bill,

 

Here is the information your requested:

 

Engine:

Model # E115DSLABA

Serial# 5374033

Family# DBCXMO105223

 

Prop: 

Evinrude

13.75x13

Other # on prop: 765181

02/2013

 

Many thanks..................

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gmarktho
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Registered: ‎07-06-2013

Re: 2013 E-Tech 115......Problem --- Update

Just spoke with Evinrude tech...He recommended that I change the prop from the current 13.75x13 to 14x11.  Going to give it a try.......keeping my fingers crossed.  

 

PS....Great support from the forum and the company tech I spoke with....

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gmarktho
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Registered: ‎07-06-2013

Re: 2013 E-Tech 115......Problem --- Question about new prop

Just picked up new prop and attempted to install......Coated spline with grease and replaced thrust asher, the prop on shaft engaging the splines and seeding it on the thrush bushing.  Slid spacer on the shft on the shaft and engaged the prop shaft splines.  Installed and tightened the prop nut.....

 

Question:  after tightening the prop nut there is too much outside room for the cotter pin to do it job......

 

Why am I getting more room with this prop so I cannot secure the prop nut with the cotter pin???????

 

many thanks,

 

Greg 

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BluewaterBill
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2013 E-Tech 115......Problem --- Question about new prop

Is it a genuine Evinrude propeller or a different brand, and what is the part number ?

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat"
                                                 --- Travis McGee


***************
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, correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with a repair. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
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gmarktho
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Registered: ‎07-06-2013

Re: 2013 E-Tech 115......Problem --- Question about new prop

Many thanks for your prompt reply.

 

Part number 0763301 --- Aluminum Prop

 

3x14x11

 

Manufacture date on Box: 2010/4/7

 

Evinrude Johnson Gunuine Parts

 

Thank you again for your advise and this is getting me NUTS...................

 

Greg

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BluewaterBill
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Re: 2013 E-Tech 115......Problem --- Question about new prop

If one of your props has the replaceable hub style and the other did not, you cannot intermix the mounting hardware. Both the thrust washer and the spacer under the nut are different between the 2 types of propellers.

 

If your 11" pitch prop has the replaceable hub, the hardware kit came packaged inside the propeller box. It is kit #765195 and comes with a #765393 thrust bushing and a #765394 spacer. Check the part numbers on the pieces to make sure they are the correct ones. Torque is 10-12 ft. lbs on the prop nut.

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat"
                                                 --- Travis McGee


***************
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, correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with a repair. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
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