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Skipper
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎12-03-2016

best fuel for etec 60

Hello,

 

I read on a review of a 60hp etec to never use 98 octance fuel as it burns the oil off the cylinder walls.

 

Is this true? Whats the best fuel for etecs?

 

Thanks

Admiral
Posts: 8,441
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: best fuel for etec 60

 

 

Higher octane is not detrimental to the motor.  Your Evinrude E-TEC 60 HP is designed to run on ordinary 87 octane fuel.  This is explained in your operator's guide.

 

If you do not have a guide, download a free copy from  http://www.operatorsguides.brp.com  and select EVINRUDE from the pull-down menu

 

 

 


"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.


Mate
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-23-2019

Re: best fuel for etec 60

Is AV gas, 100LL, good to run in a 2011 ETEC 60

Admiral
Posts: 8,441
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: best fuel for etec 60

 

 

AVgas contains lead. Unless the motor is highly modified for racing, use regular 87 octane unleaded fuel as that is how the motor is designed and what is recommended in the operator's guide.

 

 

 


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


 



***************

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.