Recently, I leaved my E-Tec fully up for a few hours. Some oil spilled from the mid-casing.
2009 E-Tec 25 hp, tilt, electric start, less than 75 hours of use.
Beeing quite ecolo, I don't like seeing a motor designed to run on water presenting oil leaks.
Is that a current problem?
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It depends where the oil is coming from. Is there a cross-threaded or damaged oil fill cap or some seepage through the oil tank pump o-ring that would leak when the motor was tilted up and the tank close to full? Either way a tank is easily replaced, possibly under warranty.
If there is a loose connection causing the oil to accumulate, your dealer can fix it quickly for you.
Some of the early production models had oil tanks that would develop a hairline crack in them and it would be replaced with an improved tank.
See your dealer about getting the motor checked over. If it is the tank and your motor is out of warranty, ask the technician to call the factory dealer support line to see if they can participate in any way to help you out.