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Skipper
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎03-29-2017

Hot engine warning when starting motor after sitting on trailer for two weeks

2016 60 hp e-tec. Starting engine cold, engine overheat warning signal and rough running and stall. After repeated attempts the warning stops and everything is ok. Happened two different times, same thing. Yes I flush the engine after each use, and when I start the engine I wait for the lights to cycle before starting. Happens on inital stwrt up. 38 hours on motor.

Admiral
Posts: 6,410
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Hot engine warning when starting motor after sitting on trailer for two weeks

Does it overheat while you are warming it up in neutral?

 

It is possible that a thermostat is sticking initially then frees up after several cycles. If the motor overheats while you are on plane, then there could be an issue with the pressure relief valve.

 

Being less than 3 years old,it is probably in warranty and should be inspected by your dealer.

 

It is the red HOT or TEMP light that comes on with the alarm and the motor slows down to 1200 rpm, correct?

 

 

 


"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. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with 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.


Skipper
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎03-29-2017

Re: Hot engine warning when starting motor after sitting on trailer for two weeks

Just when I start the motor at the ramp. Not hot or overheated. I start the motor and it runs rough and the warning sounds. Less then 15  seconds after starting After 4-5 attemps everything runs well, all day, start after start.

Admiral
Posts: 6,410
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Hot engine warning when starting motor after sitting on trailer for two weeks

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Does the HOT or TEMP light come on along with the warning horn and is the motor limited to 1200 rpm?

 

Has anyone checked the cylinder head temperature?

 

Has the SystemCheck gauge been tested for proper operation?

 

Have you had a dealer diagnose the motor for you as it is probably still in warranty coverage?

 

 

 


"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. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with 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.