I have a 2014 ETEC 150 HO, about 18months old with 250hours on it. I am getting a small drip of oil out of the airbox (at the interface to the intake) about a day after each use. I store the boat in the water with the motor up. I discussed this with the local dealer and his oppinion is that this is normal and is nothing to worry about.
Is this an issue?
10-01-2015 01:20 - edited 10-01-2015 01:20
your dealer is probably correct.
it is often seen with motors that idle or run no-wake zones a lot.
Sometimes the oil residue accumulates from extended running very slow before shutting the engine off and tilting it up. Normal oil mist migrates out of the intake body and becomes visible in the motor pans. Often an oil absorbent pad can alleviate the mess. If it is possible to give a blast of throttle or run fast before shutting down for the day may help.
If the thermostats and pressure relief valve are not warming up the engine properly, the EMM could be delivering more oil to the engine than is needed. I would assume that the dealer would have checked the operating temperatures at idle and slow speed, but it might be advisable to make sure.
Another possibility is the air silencer not fitted snugly or the seals dislodged or missing.
Your dealer is your first point of contact and can take advantage of Evinrude's dealer support team for assistance in checking out your motor on your behalf.
BRP U.S. Inc.
Attn: Consumer Support
P.O. Box 597,
Sturtevant, WI 53177