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2005 250 hp saltwater engine issues

After engine is run for a short time (20 min or so) when you turn it off it will not  restart. On the console the lights indicate hot, no oil and low oil but no check engine light. After unit cools it will restart. The unit is recieveing oil. Any ideas?

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Registered: ‎07-18-2011

Re: 2005 250 hp saltwater engine issues

Get a dealer to hook up to the computer with EV DIAG

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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2005 250 hp saltwater engine issues

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Are you sure that the LOW OIL lamp is on and not the CHECK ENGINE light along with the others when the motor will not start?


When  3 lights are illuminated, HOT, NO OIL, and CHECK ENGINE, that means there is an EMM (engine computer) problem and the engine will not start and you cannot hear the electric fuel pump when the key is first turned to ON. It is the EMM that sends the warning light signals to the SystemCheck gauge except for the LOW OIL indication.


Since the motor will fire up at a later time, then there is possibly an intermittent heat related situation inside the EMM. Sometimes that is the result of the EMM being overheated from a plugged or restricted cooling line or fitting somewhere in the EMM or vapor separator tank water cooling system.


Have a trained tech check out your engine with the Evinrude diagnostic software as was already suggested and ask that the EMM temperature history be part of the checkover. The factory prefers that you purchase a new or rebuilt EMM through them if needed, but there is a company that specializes in FICHT electronics repair.  www.dfitechnologies.com




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