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Mate
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-08-2019

90 Etec 2006 suddenly kills while running

Great engine, very few problems.  the engine is used every week.

Yesterday on the way in the engine suddenly just shut down.  When I tried to restart it, it barely cranked at first, as if a weak battery,   after a few seconds it started right up and ran fine for a few more minutes, then repeated the same.  Starting battery is about 4 months old. Replaced spart plugs 6 months ago. Didn't seem to be a fuel problem as the ball was normal. If there was an elecrtical shut down, would the hard cranking be from fuel in the cylinders????

Looking for anything that I could check out before putting it in the shop.

Admiral
Posts: 8,183
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 90 Etec 2006 suddenly kills while running

 

It is very difficult to troubleshoot a problem like that as there could be a number of causes that exhibit the same symptoms.

 

Possibly the electric fuel pump has internal problems and quits after a period of time. Another thing could be an overheating condition that becomes severe enough for the motor to shut down for its own protection.

 

We recommend that you take it to your dealer where a computer diagnosis may indicate what type of service codes are stored in the EMM - onboard computer - or if it is something a trained eye can recognize.

 

 

 


"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.


Captain
Posts: 492
Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: 90 Etec 2006 suddenly kills while running

You could run it on flush muffs to check for water flow. Also check check compression.
Otherwise I have to agree with Bill,. Reading codes and history with the diagnostic software along with other tests that a trained tech can do would be best.
Admiral
Posts: 8,183
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 90 Etec 2006 suddenly kills while running

 

 

gerrybraud,

 

If you run it on the flush muffs, don't forget to tape up the bypass holes underneath the antii-ventilation plate as explained in your owners manual, otherwise you could damage the water pump.

 

 

Using Gearcase Flushing Device


1) Place the outboard in an area with good
drainage.


2) Temporarily cover the two small auxiliary
water inlet holes on each side of the gearcase
with heavy tape to insure enough water
travels to the powerhead from the water
intakes. Water can drain from auxiliary inlets,
resulting in engine overheat

 

 

 


"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.


Admiral
Posts: 8,183
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 90 Etec 2006 suddenly kills while running


@BluewaterBill wrote mistakenly: 

 

gerrybraud,

 

If you run it on the flush muffs, don't forget to tape up the bypass holes underneath the antii-ventilation plate as explained in your owners manual, otherwise you could damage the water pump.

 

 

 




 

 

 

Please disregard my previous post about taping the holes up when using the flusher. For some unknown reason, my mind was thinking of a 25-30 HP engine and not your 90 HP outboard.

 

 

 


"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.


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Mate
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-08-2019

Re: 90 Etec 2006 suddenly kills while running

Thanks for the input.  I have already run it on the trailer and could not get it to duplicate the problem and the water pump was pumping.  I'll take you advice and bring it in.

Thanks again!!!