Evinrude E-NATION, for those dedicated to water, power, fishing and fun
Reply
Skipper
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-17-2016

1997 Evinrude 115

I just purchased a 1997 Evinrude 115 which was working fine when I looked at it prior to the sale.  Now, it starts and idles with no problem, but won't rev past 2800 rpm.  Occasionally it will race as if in neutral.  Plus it makes an unusal racket when in neutral.  Does anyone have any ideas what could be wrong with this motor? 

Admiral
Posts: 6,160
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 1997 Evinrude 115

 

 

Not being able to listen to the motor or experience the erratic running, we would suggest that you have an authorized Evinrude dealer check the motor over for you. Once the problem or problems are discovered, you can contact us in the OWNERS ZONE section for explanations of what was found to be the cause.

***************


"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.
Skipper
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-17-2016

Re: 1997 Evinrude 115

OK, so I discovered from the technician that the fuel filter was clogged up.  So he replaced it and the motor ran fine for a while.  Now the same thing is happening.  That is, the motor runs sporadically up to about 2500 rpm.  Should the gas tank be cleaned out?

Admiral
Posts: 6,160
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 1997 Evinrude 115

If the filter is plugged up again, then yes, get that tank cleaned out along with the fuel lines and fittings.

 

If it is an aluminum tank, have it inspected closely as it could be corroding away internally from phase-separated ethanol fuel.

***************


"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.