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Skipper
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-27-2016

2016 200 G2 Code 6 Excessive Knock

Good day all,

Just got off the water and wanted to check and see what the Code 6 means. Engine has been performing flawlessly since the key switch was replaced shortly after purchase. The engine has 145 hours and today popped this error code up and would not allow rpms  in excess of 4000.  I ran the boat 3 days in the last week and with the same gas and no issues. I religiously use top quality gas and Evinrude 2+4 fuel stabilizer. Fuel filters and gear oil was changed by dealer back in April.  Boat is propped correctly and typically runs just shy of 70 mph. Today at the start of the trip engine ran great with no excessive noise, vibration or other indicators. All performance below 4000 was responsive and typical. I informed the service manager at Jorgenson Marine in Beaumont TX of the problem and he claims there is a software update for this. Is this correct? I read the other post and his error code resulted in a failed #6 cylinder failure and a complete lock up of his engine. The more I read the more I am concerned. I will be taking the boat up to the dealer on Monday and will report out the verdict. All suggestions would be appreciated. 

 

Dan

Captain
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎10-21-2015

Re: 2016 200 G2 Code 6 Excessive Knock

There have been engine firmware updates specifically addressing excessive knock faults. You should begin your investigation by verifying you have the most recent firmware release installed in your EMM.

Admiral
Posts: 8,440
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2016 200 G2 Code 6 Excessive Knock

 

 

Visit your dealer to have him check over your motor and make sure the software is up to date before you use the motor again.

 

 

 


"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: 9
Registered: ‎05-27-2016

Re: 2016 200 G2 Code 6 Excessive Knock

Update.

 

The dealership (Jorgenson Marine) delivered on time and they did the following repairs:

 

Changed the #6 injector. 

 

Updated the software. 

 

Changed all fuel filters.

 

Replaced plugs and ensured correct gap settings.  

 

As as well as other fluid changes and trailer repairs that were requested by me. 

 

The shop had informed me that the repairs were complete and they were going to do a water test and I am sad to report that it failed. Same knock code and they went verified all repairs and will be requesting  assistance throug BRP. I sent an email to BRP requesting information on Friday and I still have not heard back from them. The technician said that all cylinders had great compression and no noticeable knock was observed and seemed puzzled and will require BRP assistance. I also spoke with the owner and he believes that the knock sensor is the issue but will need to hear back from BRP. 

 

So far Jorgenson has treated me outstanding and has met all stated deadlines. Once they get guidance and this is resolved from BRP I will post another update. 

 

Hoping for the best!! 

 

 

Captain
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎10-14-2016

Re: 2016 200 G2 Code 6 Excessive Knock

I have  a 250g2 ho that gave me knocksensor headaches for allmost 6 month. BRP even replaced the powerhead nothing worked untill I got last year the latest software update, they were working on for a while and all my problems are gone love the engine. I do run 92 octane just in case.

Skipper
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-27-2016

Re: 2016 200 G2 Code 6 Excessive Knock

Thanks for the response. The dealership has assured me that I have the latest software and they are working with BRP and they believe a new powerhead will solve my issue. It is 4 days out so I will report back if this resolves the issue. 

 

I was was under the impression that 92 octane can cause harm to the engine? But if that's the key to reliability then it's the only gas that will go into my boat. 

 

I am am elated with the performance of this engine but am questioning the reliability and after purchase support. This issue will not be corrected for almost a month. Seems like reoccurring issues like this would be handled much quicker and with more certainty of repair outcome. 

 

Ill let let everyone know what the verdict is next week. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Dan 

 

 

Skipper
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-27-2016

Re: 2016 200 G2 Code 6 Excessive Knock

The power head and software update was completed a week or so ago. 1 trip out and no issues. It turns out there was indeed a "smoking gun", reed failure in the #6 cylinder. So I guess you can say that the sensor did its job and protected the engine.  Let's see how the new power head treats me. Hoping for the best!!

Admiral
Posts: 8,440
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2016 200 G2 Code 6 Excessive Knock

We are glad to hear that everything is working as it should for you.

 

Happy Boating !

 

 

 


"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.