I have a 2017 Generation 1 Etec 150 on a 226 old Grady ..... has been awesome so far , very strong!
2 weeks ago, on a really low tide, I sucked some mud and moss into the intakes right next to ramp. Alarm sounded, I turned off motor and a.m. was able to drift to trailer and load it. Once out of the water, there was moss clogging the intakes. I pulled this out. At the house, I first flushed with the flushing port. Then cranked it on the muffs with the front accessory intakes taped per Evinrude recommendations. There was a normal telltale stream, but it was almost hot to the touch, but no alarms went off.
Today, I ran it to 3800 rpms in a river and it ran perfectly with no alarms, but telltale water still quite hot.
I double checked the ports at home with a light and they are clear. I flushed again with the port and water drained out all the intake holes and out the hub.
I asked the dealer and they said it was probably ok since there are no more alarms.
I have a 90 etec on a flats boat and it’s telltale water is cool.
I think they are plumbed differently from what I’ve read here.
IS THE HOT WATER FROM TELLTALE NORMAL??? It makes me nervous!
06-30-2018 10:31 - edited 06-30-2018 10:34
If your alarms do not activate, then the motor is not overheating. The outlet water on your style engine will feel warm at times as it comes off the top of the engine block and is then used in cooling the EMM and fuel pump cannister before exiting the motor.
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I have a 2017 150 G1 HO on a 98 208 Grady ,what prop were you given I'm running Rebel 15.75x 15 sweet spot is between 3500 and 4000 no trim tabs until next year , 5200 -maybe 5300 is best I've gotten at full trottle which is not often , dealer setup we had discussed this he told me he tested it and felt this was the best performance overall . I might consider changing it if I can find someone who has simuliar boat with better results . Thanks
I used to have a g1 and the water always was just a little warm. Now my new g2 has a total different cooling system and is way hotter than the G1. When I put the muffs on the g1 and let it idle the water was just luke warm.