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Skipper
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-21-2015

Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

Just bought a brand new Etec 150 HO 2016 model year. Dealer is telling me that the RPM range is 5250-5600 while the evinrude page says 5300-6000. Right now I am turning 6000 RPM with an Evinrude Aluminum 15 pitch prop under normal load and conditions. Please advise. 

Model: 5431563

Serial: 5447301

 

Admiral
Posts: 6,333
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

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Evinrude, along with other outboard brands, no longer use the year for designating engines. Each motor is identified by model number.

 

What is your model number? The number in your post is not correct. It will be something similar to "E150DPLABA"

 

 

 


"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: 3
Registered: ‎10-21-2015

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

Clearly new around here .... Thanks for the response. 

Serial: 05447301

Model: E150HGXAB

Admiral
Posts: 6,333
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

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Your engine has an operating range from 5300 to 6000 rpm according to your operator's guide and the

2015-01(D) RPM Quick Reference Chart to which your dealer can refer.

 

There is an optimal range suggested by Evinrude which provides for all around performance and economy for many types of boats, for your engine it is between 5500 and 5750 rpm.

  

If you have a pontoon boat, then your engine is propped OK at 6000 with a light load as it will keep the motor from being overloaded when you add 10 people and their gear on board.

 

If you have a runaboat of other type of planing boat, then perhaps a stainless steel prop with one or two inches of more pitch could increase speed and improve fuel economy slightly.

 

You can download an Evinrude publication about propellers at

http://www.evinrude.com/Content/Pdf/en-S/propeller_selection_guide_767064.pdf#zoom=100

 

 

 


"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.


Captain
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎06-09-2017

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

I also have a 2016 150 Etec, model E150DSL.

Boat is 21 ft Arima, fiberglass fishing/cruising boat, cuddy cabin with Alaskan hardtop.

Have had issues losing lower unit 2 times within 120 hours.  Evinrude tech told dealer to make sure motor is raised two holes as it was in the lowest setting.  Also, to change prop from 17" to 16" Viper.  WOT is 5500 rpm.  Have heard range is 5500 to 6200.  Factory rep told me should be at high point of WOT, is that correct?

Other issue the motor has is it is using too much oil I think.  7 gallons of XD100 oil in 115 hours.  Last 5 hours after last lower unit installed it used 1 full gallon of XD100.

Any ideas?

Captain
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎06-09-2017

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

When said losing lower unit, it would bang and pound when in gear, then finally break the metal housing and leak out oil.

Admiral
Posts: 6,333
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

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Foxy wrote:

I also have a 2016 150 Etec, model E150DSL.

 


 

 

There are 3 more letters at the end of the model number that you posted. Please look at the engine serial number tag on the motor for the complete model number and post the additional letters so that we can refer to the appropriate chart.

 

Outboard motors do not use year designations, only model numbers just like appliances, cameras, etc.

 

 

 


"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.


Captain
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎06-09-2017

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

E150dSLABG

Captain
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎06-09-2017

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

Etec 150 prop and oil consumption E150DSLABG 
Admiral
Posts: 6,333
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Correct RPM Range for 2016 Etec 150 HO

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The factory operating range on your motor is 5300-6000 rpm.  The optimal range is 5500-5800 rpm

 

Oil consumption is determined by the engine computer, EMM, depending on temperature, rpm, throttle opening, acceleration, when the motor first starts, and how loaded down the motor is. There is no ratio or range of oil use.  You will use much less oil with a steady cruise rpm in smooth water than starting and stopping often and hammering the throttle down each time you accelerate.

 

If the engine rpm is close to or above 6000, extra oil is delivered to the motor to help protect the internal parts. Be sure that your tachometer is accurate, your dealer can compare the readings with his laptop software, and choose a large pitch prop. You might try a Rebel series and get the rpm down into the optimal range with your normal amount of passengers, fuel and gear aboard.

 

 

 

 

 


"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.