Hi I recently just purchase a new Trition with a brand new Evinrude Etec 150. I took it out on the lake for the first time ran the boat for about ten minutes. When I went to start back up to go back to the landing the boat took off just fine then came to a sputtering hault. I managed to get the boat back to the landing under idle power. The engine seemed to have gone into a safe mode. Not a good way to start out with a new boat. The boat is now back at the Cableas dealership in east Hartford. Feeling really frustrated any suggestions?
04-27-2016 07:09 - edited 04-27-2016 07:15
We are sorry to hear about your experience with your new boat and motor on its maiden voyage. I assume that there were no warning horns or indicator lights or you would have mentioned them.
Almost every time a brand new rig has a running or an interrmittent shut-down problem, it is a fuel delivery related situation. Very often it is in the boat's fuel system such as a restriction, a malfunctioning anti-siphon valve, or an air leak in the fittings. It could also be a rigging related incident such as a kinked or flattened fuel line.
Today I called the dealers power sports shop and after seven days they told me the throtle control sensor was broken and they are waiting for parts to replace it I asked them to load test it aswell. Along with check why the fuel ball was flat and would not pump fuel. Anything else they should check? Any suggestions?
04-27-2016 06:57 - edited 04-27-2016 07:04
You did not mention that the primer ball was flat before - that is very significant. It means there is a serious restriction in the boat's fuel system. Reread the second paragraph of my first post
Tell your dealer about right away about the flattened primer ball !
I definetly mention that to the dealer they said everything was ok with that it happened to be the thrtle control sensor which put the boat into safe mode. Going to test it out this weekend to see if all is well .
04-29-2016 06:24 - edited 04-29-2016 06:32
Please mention that flattened primer bulb to the dealer again, I cannot stress enough the importance of the symptom and the problems it could cause in the future. When you pick the boat up ask what they did to fix the bulb flattening situation. If possible, they should test run the boat on the water or at least go for a ride with you to be sure everything is working correctly and to your satisfaction.
If you take the boat out this weekend, and you have any type of surging, loss of power, engine stoppage, or especially if the bulb flattens again, do not run the boat at high speed and head back to the dock. It would then be time to have a frank discussion with the dealer, service manager, and the technician.