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Skipper
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-12-2018

2011 300hp ETEC (1500 +/- hrs) EMM gone bad?

Engine had overvoltage code 15 times over 1-2 month period(57volt alarm). Engine trouble light would only occurr between 1k-2k RPM, Turning off motor and turning on cleared alarm, engine would resume operating properly until next alarm. Seemed to occur more on load, going slow underload bucking the tide, again always at just above idle while motoring in harbor no wake zone. Never occured at speed.

 

Dealer put laptop on it a couple of times confirmed always the same code, diagnosed as bad EMM, voltage regulator problem. Replaced EMM with a new factory EMM downloaded with my supplied old EMM data. With new EMM engine ran for 45 minutes and cut off. Now at dealer with no codes showing? They are having trouble diagnosing 2 weeks at dealer?, did I get a bad EMM?

 

 

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Admiral
Posts: 8,870
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2011 300hp ETEC (1500 +/- hrs) EMM gone bad?

Because we are not there to see and test your motor, we can only offer suggestions. Your dealer technician should be able to diagnose things for you and repair what is needed.

 

One thing that is often overlooked is the blue capacitor. Many times a system voltage problem is caused by loose or corroded connections under the rubber boot, or a leaking or noisy capacitor when shaken. There is also a test for the operation listed in the service manual.

 

 

 


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Skipper
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Registered: ‎06-12-2018

Re: 2011 300hp ETEC (1500 +/- hrs) EMM gone bad?

thanks appreciate the possible tip passed it on. Could the blue capacitor cause the engine to shutdown and show no codes?