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Skipper
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Registered: ‎06-17-2012
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Etec 30 enters in protected mode when full throtle

Hi all, I have a 2012 etec 30 with rope starter and tiller, E30DRSLIN with about 25 hours of use, very happy with it but recently with no aparent reson when going forward in almost full speed and after a minute or so it enters in protected mode or like when it is in neutral possition.  After several minutes dealing with this I realize that turning speed at slower possition and shift from F to N and to Forward again the protected mode is canceled and I can continue.

I begun doing some discards when it happens as follows

1- Look at diagnostic LEDs but all of them OK, so maybe isnt any oil or heat issue.

2- Look to the propeller to see if it stop turning....

Can I post it in spanish? jajaja very difficult to explain in English ...someone can traslate?

Thanks

Juan Uribe

Admiral
Posts: 7,598
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 30 enters in protected mode when full throtle

The engine may be receiving some type of malfunction code if it drops down to 1200 rpm. A tech would have to connect a laptop to the engine to determine what codes to know where to start troubleshooting.

 

From your description, it could be temperature related since it only happens at high speed. Take it to your dealer and have him check it over. If it is an overheat, have the dealer refer to service bulletin 2012-03(S).  Another possibility is a fuel problem, either not getting enough due to a weak pump or air in the fuel hoses.

 

We prefer English but if you write in Spanish we have to use a translater program to understand you then  again to answer you back. That is awkward in many ways. Your English is very good !

 

 

 


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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Skipper
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-17-2012

Re: Etec 30 enters in protected mode when full throtle

I have been thinking on it trying to figure it out, since the leds seems to be OK (turns on and then off when running) and stay off when it enters in SAFE mode and I can cancel the SAFE immediatly by turnning speed to idle and shifting from FORWARD to NEUTRAL and to FORWARD again, at this time I can continue until the next SAFE,  it can be again after 5 or 6 mins. if  at full speed or if not at full then not SAFE again.  I also noticed that when in SAFE there is some white smoke...

 

I know finally have to take it to the dealer but since where I live there is no near dealer...

 

Thanks

Admiral
Posts: 7,598
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 30 enters in protected mode when full throtle

White smoke is steam, it is common to see it when you throttle back from cruising or a high speed run due to the water cooling the hot exhaust gasses when you slow down. You could also be overheating the engine as a lot of steam will be present then if conditions are right.

 

Take the engine to a dealer to see if there are overheat or neutral switch error codes stored in the EMM memory. I have a feeling that your engine may be overheating if it slows down to only a fast idle, about 1200 rpm, but I'm not there to see, smell, or feel the engine when that happens.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.