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Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-11-2019

etec 250hp quick disconnect for flushing ?

I just purchased a 2017 Etec ( standard looking etec, not the futuristic newer models)  250hp.  To enable flsuhing after use I removed the small pisser at the back of the enginer and installed a quick disconnect hose connect from HD. Readin articles it appears this is ok if the water exit area is 3/8 in dia.  is there any issues with leaving this quick discnnect in all the time to make flushing easier ?

Admiral
Posts: 8,338
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: etec 250hp quick disconnect for flushing ?

 

 

For your 250 HP E-ETEC motor, obtain the Evinrude part no. 775385 quick-disconnect flusher kit and install per the insrtructions. The new fitting replaces the original small tell-tale fitting and remains attached to your motor for convenience

There is no 3/8" exit tell-tale fitting  for your engine because it will overheat if that large an opening was intstalled and left in place.

 

 

 


"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.


Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-11-2019

Re: etec 250hp quick disconnect for flushing ?

I read this message 1 hour too late. I listened to too many people giving me the wrong adivce. I put the standard HD quick disconnect on, took the boat out this AM and the temp  started to rise very quick. I shut the the engine, put the old pisser on and all is well. I'll purchased the Evinrude part tomorrrow. Is the issue with the HD genricic part Too much water goes through ?  To me I would think that would cool better..  Thanks for your advice. 

 

Admiral
Posts: 8,338
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: etec 250hp quick disconnect for flushing ?

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The generic device is made for garden hoses in a home envirinment.

Your outboard flows its tell-tale  water out the back BEFORE the cooling water reaches the powerhead, and with the  reduced water available to the motor with the wrong quick-disconnect futting, your motor got hot.

Other Evinrude engines have a differently designed cooling system and require a 3/8" outlet flow.

 

 

 


"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.


Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-11-2019

Re: etec 250hp quick disconnect for flushing ?

I purchased the correct flushing part, huge design diffenece from a standard hose quick disconnnect.

 

My boat sits in a slip , salt water, so this is the typical procedure I use to flush,

 

Dock the boat,  leave the engine down for a few mins for all water to drain.

 

Raise the engine so I can reach the flush connection, connect hose then lower engine back into the water.

 

Flush for 10 mins

 

Turn off hose then let water drain from engine for a few mins.

 

Raise engine and disconnnect.

 

The reason I go through these steps is I was told the engine needed to drain before it was raised and needed to be all the way back down before flushed. My guess most owners who havn't researched flushin an engine would just raise, flush and be done. 

 

My question, are the steps I go through to flush correct or can this engine be raised and flushed while raised ?

 

Any shortcuts ?

 

thanks

 

Jeff

 

Admiral
Posts: 8,338
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: etec 250hp quick disconnect for flushing ?

 

 

 

 

There is a chance of water getting into the cylinders if the motor is raised while flushing. Flush with the motor vertical.

 

 

 


"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.