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Skipper
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎10-01-2015

ETEC 150 Oil DripI

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?

Admiral
Posts: 6,300
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: ETEC 150 Oil DripI

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your dealer is probably correct.

it is often seen with motors that idle or run no-wake zones a lot.

 

 

 


"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: 18
Registered: ‎10-01-2015

Re: ETEC 150 Oil DripI

Mid last season I took my motor in for the 300ht service and explained that I was continuing to get oil dripping out of the air box. The dealer checked it out and said there was nothing wrong with it. I am Very frustrated with this as I bought this motor brand new and it should not leak oil. I have had Mercury engines over the past 25 years and none of them leaked oil. It just does not make sense to me that the dealers would say it is ok to leak oil and there is no issue. How can this be resolved?
Admiral
Posts: 6,300
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: ETEC 150 Oil DripI

 

 

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. 

 

 

 


"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.


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Skipper
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎10-01-2015

Re: ETEC 150 Oil DripI

I have tried running a fast lap around the lake before putting the boat away and it does not help. As I mentioned I have brought it to the dealer and he checked everything including tha the operating temperature was correct. The dealer said there is no issue and it is normal for it to leak some oil. The air box is installed properly and the seals are seat and in place correctly.

Using a pad to absorb leaking oil is definately not a solution as it should not leak oil. No other outboard that I have ever owned has leaked oil.

I am very frustrated with this as I bought a brand new engine and it should not leak oil. I have read about many others having this issue and there needs to be a solution.
Skipper
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎10-01-2015

Re: ETEC 150 Oil DripI

What is the best way to bring this to Evinrude customer service for resolution?
Admiral
Posts: 6,300
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: ETEC 150 Oil DripI

 

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.

 

 

 


"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.


Skipper
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎10-01-2015

Re: ETEC 150 Oil DripI

As I mentioned the dealer that did my 300hr service said there were no issue and a small oil leak is normal, same as another dealers input as well as yours. I am trying to get this to customer service.

Thank you
Admiral
Posts: 6,300
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: ETEC 150 Oil DripI

 

 

 

BRP U.S. Inc.

Attn: Consumer Support

P.O. Box 597,
Sturtevant, WI 53177

1-844-345-4277

 

 

 


"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.