I have a '99 Evinrude outboard motor and it leaks oil. Not so much when its not running but when its on you just see oil everywhere in the water around the motor. Even after taking it out of the water when it hasn't ran for a minute its just oozing oil. Now I have talked to a few mechanics and they have said it's normal with that motor because it's the first generation of oil inject. I don't see how leaking that much oil is normal but I would like to see if anyone has heard or has had this problem and if so how can it be fixed. Thanks!
Could you do us a favor and give us the model number of your engine? It makes things easier to know what exact engine to help give you correct answers.
Have you cleaned around the oily areas then looked for anything leaking oil when you run the motor?
07-08-2016 04:43 - edited 07-08-2016 04:45
Thank you for the model number. Your outboard in not a 1999 but a re-engineered model called FICHT Ram which was introduced for 2000.
Where exactly is the oil leaking from, and is it brand new engine oil or is it dark- colored oil that has been inside the engine already?
It leaks from the front of the motor, all new oil. But found darker oil in the bottom two throttle bodies and not much in the upper two. Seems like a good amount just sits in the bottom front of the motor and again all new clean oil. All the piping leading into the motor is obviously soaked in oil. Looks like all the connections are tight. But still hard to tell if one of them is leaking until i can clean it out and run it again.
Dark used oil dripping from the throttle shafts is a normal occurance in the OMC built FICHT engines due to the blow-back mist from the reeds closing. It accumulates on the vertical shafts and gravity allows it to travel down and drip onto the motor pan. Some people secure an oil soaking pad or some type of rag to catch the drips.
As for the new oil leaking, you will have to clean and degrease everything then inspect the pump, injector, and each connection, clamp, and hose for leakage.
So i cleaned everything and ran the motor and found where it was leaking. It seems to leak from the hose that connects to a filter/mixer. Not sure what filter or mixer it is but its next to the fuel filter. It's a smaller piece and it seems to leak right where the hose connects and there is a little fork pice that holds it in place. Not sure how you can fix the leaking at that point but it really doesnt seem like the connection is tight by anymeans. I tried to see if I could tighten it and unless there's a special way of doing it I'm not sure what to do at this point.
Is it where a hose from the oil injector attaches to the fuel system?
07-22-2016 07:41 - edited 07-22-2016 07:43
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