So the motor in question has been checked out by an evinrude mechanic. This bloke has been an evinrude mechanic since Noah built the arc and according to the dealership manager , he knows his stuff. All checks came back good and his only explanation is that it's a computer and sometimes they fail. BRP have agreed to honour the new parts warranty and supply a new emm. Can't complain about that. So let's hope this will be the end of it. I have read stories of etecs being used commercially and being abused to no end and being reported to very reliable. Maybe I should try that.
Martin, Evinrude not only has the longest warranty in the industry but I can say from a dealer point of view that they also have the best coverage. I have never seen the warranty department try to use loopholes or blame the customer to get out of a warranty claim. Idon't abuse my personal Etec engines but I do run it a lot. I sold my 2011 75 hp at 1500 trouble free hours and the new owner had put another 500 hours on it. The 90 hp that I bought to replace it has 600 hours.