2 weeks ago
I have a 2014 ETEC 150 with 200 hours. I was crusing around at slow speeds for about 1 hour. Then it started sputtering and would not run above 1000 RPM. I stopped and noticed very little oil in resevior, about 1/2 inch in bottom. Added oil and pumped it up. It statred right up but still sputtering above 1000 rpms. I had about 5 miles to get home and made it but only at 1000 rpm. Still sputtering any time during the 1 1/2 hour trip above 1000 rpm. When I got within 500 yards from the dock it started to run normal. Everything seems to be ok - any ideas?
2 weeks ago
Were any warning lights on ?
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