I'm thinking about repowering, I have a 1996 Johnson Faststrike 150 with sea star pro Hydro steering and want to put on a 150HO E-tec, I was told by someone at a tournament that I did not have to change any throtle cables or steering components that it would be a direct bolt on and hook up, is this true or not.
01-28-2013 03:51 - edited 01-28-2013 03:52
That is true they will hook up just like your old engine did. You may need an adapter for the Sea Star steering.
Your control will fit the new E-TEC but why not replace control, cables, key switch, oil tank, etc. since Evinrude is kicking in free rigging kits with repowers. Your control box has wear parts such as bushings cams safety switch, and your control cables can't be as good as new. Good luck with the repower, you will be stunned with the performance and fuel savings. When I went from carb outboard to E-TEC (175 hp) I thought my gas gauge was broken because it took so long to move off of full.
Browse through this current sales promotion to see exactly what you can get for free if you purchase your new E-TEC by the end of March.
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