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Mate
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-01-2017

Etec G2 150HO oil consumption

I have about 75 hrs on 21' cc and new motor and am about half way thru 3rd oil tank...does this sound correct? Just now sure if motor is set to xd100 like the service guys said which have no access to computer or if it's in a winterization mode. Just seems like a lot of oil compared to others. Thanks
Admiral
Posts: 6,140
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec G2 150HO oil consumption

 

 

The Evinrude E-TEC G2 does not have adjustable oil programming for XD-100.  Some of the older previous generation E-TECs did.

 

What prop and size do you have and what it the top rpm with a normal load on board?

What kind of boat, model, and size do you have and what is the top speed?

 

To check true oil consumption. fill the gas tank to the brim and the oil tank to the brim and run the boat until it is low on oil. Carefully measure the amount needed to fill it back up and keep track of the gasoline used during that time.

 

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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and 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.
Mate
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-01-2017

Re: Etec G2 150HO oil consumption

My boat is a 21ft key Largo center console. Top spped dropped from mid 40s to upper 30s when the dealership swapped my 3 blade 15X17 to a 4 blade ( not sure of dimensions). Rpms also went from 5600 to almost 5000 with the prop swap.

What oil settings are there for the G2 motors...what oil should I be running? Thanks blue water bill!
Mate
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-01-2017

Re: Etec G2 150HO oil consumption

Dealership swapped prop to 4 blade to assist with porpising.
Admiral
Posts: 6,140
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec G2 150HO oil consumption

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Your motor is running too slow, 5000 rpm, and is lugging from being over-propped. The motor is dumping extra oil into the engine to protect it.

The 4-blade RX4 is a great prop but it needs to be less pitch to allow the motor to reach near its mid-point rpm 5600-5700 rpm. Engine is recommended to run within 5400 to 6000 rpm

 

There are no oil settings on a Evinrude E-TEC G2 and XD-100 is the best for your motor.

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"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. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and 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.
Mate
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-01-2017

Re: Etec G2 150HO oil consumption

Thanks for the info. Will make some changes!
Skipper
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎08-05-2011

Re: Etec G2 150HO oil consumption

Who is your dealer?  As Bill mentioned, get those RPM's up and you'll see a drop in oil consumption.