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Registered: ‎01-10-2019

2012 Etec 30 manual tilt/trim oil leak

Recently purchased this second hand. Very impressed with the motor overall. Today I topped up the engine oil and notice fair amount of oil leaking from perhaps the tank area down through inside and running down external cowling. Hopefully I can post some photos. After thoughts on what to do.
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2012 Etec 30 manual tilt/trim oil leak


You may have a crack in the oil tank or an improperly plastic-welded seam on the tank. The replacement tank is reinforced and more heavy duty in that regard. You can purchase just the tank and transfer the oil pump assembly. Talk to your dealer plus ask if there is a software update for your motor.




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Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: 2012 Etec 30 manual tilt/trim oil leak

The oil pump is sealed with one or two O-rings, depending on model, where it goes into the lower front portion of the tank. Sometimes just the O-rings need to be replaced.