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Registered: ‎01-29-2019

Spun prop shaft of E-Tech 90

I have been reading post where other Evinrude motors were having issue with "spun prop" shafts without damage to the skeg or prop. Mine is a 2015 E-tech 90 with less then 50 hours of use, and having to pay for new prop shaft.. Can anybody elaborate on this issue ?? Is there anything warrenty covers???
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Spun prop shaft of E-Tech 90



Warranty does not cover impact damage from hitting something. That is not a factory defect or workmanship.

If splines are found to be twisted, the propshaft should be checked for straightness - 0.005"  max. out of round .  If also found to be bent, then the shock load could possibly have stressed the pinion and gear.

If you have insurance, your company may cover underwater hazard damage. Talk to your insurance provider.




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