I recently took my 115 Etec 215 hrs. in for a yearly service and my local dealer informed me that my exhaust valve is stuck. He quoted me $800 for labor and another $600 for parts to replace the valve. Seems high to me?? Does anyone know if this reasonable?
Thanks in advance!!!
02-17-2015 09:19 - edited 02-17-2015 09:20
Sometimes the valve can be unstuck but the new valve has been improved and has a grease fitting on it. Ask your dealer to call the Evinrude Service Dept. to see if they might participate in some way to help you out.
Make sure your dealer inspects everything that contributes to extra carbon buildup in the exhaust area and corrosion if you are in slatwater.
If you do a lot of low speed running, the valve does not get exercised much so as a tip, every so often accelerate to full speed momentarily to actuate it.
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Trade it in now while you can get something for it or get ready for more problems, have been there and gonna trade my 08 in on anything that don't have etec in it. BRP will not stand behind there products.