I am looking at buying a 1996 Ranger 482VS with a 2009 Evinrude e-tec 150HP on it. The problem is that at 500 hours, the motor had an injector fail which blew a cylinder. The guy had the injector replaced, and the whole engine rebuilt (pistons, rings, seals, gaskets). But, my question is this: at 500 hours is it likely that this motor will start dropping injectors? I imagine that would get very pricey very quickly. He is asking 11,000 for the boat and motor which to me seems pretty reasonable. Please let me know if you think this is a good buy or if the motor is approaching a high maintenance time in its life. Also it would be a good idea to get it looked over by an Evinrude technician beforehand correct? Thank you so much in advance!
With today's high-tech low-emission engines, it is highly recommended that a prospective outboard be examined by a trained Evinrude tech and a printout of the engine history report given to you for reference.
"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.