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Registered: ‎02-27-2019

1999 Evinrude E175FPXEE No oil light, Check engine light and hot temp light

Good Morning,


So after starting up my Evinrude E175FPXEE and running it for about 20-30 min the check engine light will come on and shut the motor off.  Then all 3 lights come on(no oil, check engine and hot temp).  If i try to restart i get nothing as if the battery were dead.  About 20-30 min of letting it cool and will start right back up no problem.  I have checked to make sure its peeing.  I replace the water pump/ impellar and also made sure water is circulating through the ECU.  I also check the thermostats and found out it has none and its ran a long time without them.  Im not sure if the ecu has gone bad or not. 

Unfortunately i dont has ready access to a boat mechanic with diagnostic software due to being stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  Any suggestions?  


I do know i need to get some thermostats ASAP!




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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 1999 Evinrude E175FPXEE No oil light, Check engine light and hot temp light



3 of the 4 lights coming on ( low oil is not lit as its circuit is not through the ECU) means there is a problem inside the ECU. There are several repair companies that rebuild the electronics. They are not part of Evinrude and are not associated with the factory in any way.

http://www.cdielectronics.com/ficht/ Call 1.800.467.3371 




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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-27-2019

Re: 1999 Evinrude E175FPXEE No oil light, Check engine light and hot temp light

Thats what i was afraid of!! Thanks again for your help!!