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Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Engine has been running strong u til..... Took boat out Friday and it was very sluggish. Took long time to get up on plane and wouldn't get over 4000 rpm.  Killed battery. Switched starting battery and it also died.  Had to be towed in.  Had batteries checked. One showed bad and replaced. Charged other over night. Same thing Saturday.  

Consensus among knowledgeable friends is fuel delivery issue.

Any  advice?

Skipper
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎07-22-2015

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Model number please?

Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Model # E175DSLSCR made 12/2007

 

thanks

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

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Hi,

 

Can you be more descriptive with the engine symptoms as we are bit confused as to what exactly is happening.

 

Are the batteries going dead then the motor quits or is the motor running sluggishly then stops and you run the batteries down trying to restart it?

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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.
Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Batteries fully charged. Cranks  immediately.  Very sluggish to get on plane.  29 mph max at 3900 rpm.  Ran 30 minutes.  Fished awhile. Started right up but again very sluggish on to plane same speed and rpm's.  Ran 20 minutes.  Fished 30-40 minutes.. Had to switch battery to start.  Same sluggishness. Got back to dock.  Died at dock. Would not turn over at all. No power.  Buddies say fuel delivery issue. Clogged fuel filter but why drain of batteries??

thanks for helping! 

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Captain
Posts: 67
Registered: ‎10-21-2015

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Seems as though your engine has multiple issues.  Engine power could well be a fuel delivery issue.  The fact that battery is dead after use points to a lack of battery charge output from the engine.  Do you have any instrumentation which displays battery voltage on the vessel?  If so, with the engine running at say 1500 RPM or higher, the battery voltage should be in the neighborhood of 14.5 volts.  If it is showing 12.5V or lower, investigate a no charge cause.

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

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

 

 

I have to agree with Sparky as it sounds like multiple problems with your motor. Have any warning lights come on lately?

 

It is our recommendation that you have a trained technician check your boat's fuel system and the engine to troubleshoot the cause or causes of your engine issues. Ask the tech for a printout of the engine report and you can post it here for reference.

 

If you intend to do some of your own servicing, start with a compression test, a thorough visual inspection, look down through the flywheel cooling vents for any corrosion or abnormalities, and check the fuel hoses, filter, clamps, etc. on the fuel system.  Inspect the plugs and note if any look significantly different than the others.

 

Please let us know what the tech finds out.

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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.
Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Hey Guys,  Just got printout from etec mechanic.  Engine is running great but not charging at all.  They are not convinced it is the EMM but probably.  Think maybe stator, or magnet on flywheel (although they could not feel one) Please let me know what you think.  Thanks so much

 

Something else they found  engine hours 140.36 but EMM time 144.34  Anything?20170911_154210.jpeg

Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Further info:  Engine running very well at this time but not charging at all.  Nothing.  I got another pic from mechanic with more data.  Maybe helps.  He suggests pulling flywell and checking magnets and stator.  Otherwise he feels it will need new EMM 20170911_171028.jpeg

Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Anybody got any input would really be appreciated