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Captain
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Registered: ‎06-09-2017

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

Tach was tested and dealer did all testing on smooth water for the prop.  One of the props tested was a Rebel 16" I was told.

As far as oil consumption, 2 people in boat mostly flat water with less gear and weight than dealer says normally sees.  Fish and cruise Puget Sound and British Columbia.   

Captain
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Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

9.9 hours more on 2015 150 Etec.  After dealer raised motor and changed prop, engine used 1 1/2 gallons XD100 oil.  Also, fuel usage went from 4 9 gal per hour at 3900 rpm to 7 gal per hour cruising at 4000 rpm.  Speed dropped 2 mph.

Dealer said wot was 5500, we show 5300 wot.

prop on motor now is Viper 011569A.  Dealer says it is 16".

The last 10 hours have light weight, 2 people.on board, no fishing equipment or any other heavy items, just cruising to see how motor will run.

Admiral
Posts: 6,019
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

 

 

A Viper is great for higher speeds on a fast boat but it is not efficient at cruising speeds. A Rebel may work better and give you improved fuel economy.

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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.
Captain
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎06-09-2017

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

Dealer tried a Rebel, not sure if 15 or 16".  

said got no difference in wot from Viper 17".

what size Rebel do you suggest?

thank you

Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

 

 

Have your dealer determine that the motor is getting full throttle travel and that it is putting out full power on all cylinders. Have the tachometer checked for accuracy if it is an analog style and try a Rebel 15" with a normal load of fuel and people.  You want to attain 5500-5800 rpm at full throttle. Experiment with propellers if the Rebel cannot get into that rpm range.

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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.
Captain
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎06-09-2017

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

I contacted dealer with your suggestions, hopefully will fix the issues.

We are frustrated with the motor, it is expensive to run due to oil consumption and don't feel it will be realible as the  lower unit having to be replaced twice in less that 120 hours.

 

Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

 

 

What failed in the gearcases, was it the same thing each time?  Evinrude gearcases are very dependable and hold up very well, with the exception of the L2 version on the high-horsepower HO models 225HP and up engines.

 

Has the motor ever hit anything?

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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.
Captain
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Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

Did not hit anything.  First one broke clear through metal below cavitation plate on both sides.  We were in Canada cruising when I felt vibration, then banging, not on top end.  Called dealer, too far away from any factory trained tech, told to go til it quit.   15 minutes later, bang and quit.  12 hours later on auxiliary / kicker motor to get to boat trailer and truck.  We were lucky no wind that morning in Georgia Strait.

2nd time, heard noises, got it back to dock before it broke through.  Dealer said found shavings in oil.

i was told they thought over propped so tried different props and moved motor up 2 holes.

 

Dealer  asked me to keep track of fuel and oil consumption this season to see what the ratio is.  

Admiral
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Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

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Foxy wrote:

 

i was told they thought over propped so tried different props and moved motor up 2 holes.

 

 


 

 

What boat, prop, and what top speed and rpm are you getting now?  If it is 5300, that is too low.

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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.
Captain
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎06-09-2017

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

2015 Arima Sea Explorer 21 ft-fiberglass fishing cruising boat, Alaskan bulkhead with glass doors, cuddly cabin, approx 4000 lbs loaded

Prop-Viper, 16" I am told

WOT-5300 rpm, don't remember exact speed, approx 37 mph

 

Will be on boat again this weekend and can give you more exact numbers.

we use boat in saltwater, inside Puget Sound Washington State and inside passage British Columbia Canada.  Fishing and cruising.  Normal cruising 3900 to 4100 rpm, 24 to 28 mph.  Fishing is done using auxiliary motor, 8 hp Honda.