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Skipper
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-02-2019

Bad experience with E-Tec

Had my wife’s mother and daughter in town and decided to take them out on the gulf on my tri-toon along with my wife, my mother and sister. Got out a ways, shut off the e-tec 150 and went to restart and nothing. Made for a long, stressful evening. Not cool. Took it to the dealer and they said the EMM went bad and they do that with no warnings. They quoted $2000. $2000 for a engine computer? Ouch! The dealer said it would be about 2 weeks and only take about 1 hour to change when they get the new one. I plan on washing my hands of this brand and read reviews on my next brand choice. I see now it’s a common expensive problem.  

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Captain
Posts: 232
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

Sorry to hear of your experience.  If I was you I would join a few different engiine manufacturer forums.  You will soon see that they all have problems and from my experience, often it is Evinrude that will 'go the extra mile' for you.  

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Skipper
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-02-2019

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

I was really blown away by the cost to evinrudes weak spot. The newest iPhone costs half the price and can pretty much run half a city.
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Captain
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎07-13-2018

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

but the iPhone can't run ur boat

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Captain
Posts: 270
Registered: ‎08-11-2011

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

Did they try a recovery of the EMM before quoting a new one. Year model?

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Skipper
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-02-2019

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

Yup. No signal coming out at all. Apparently all info is gone

 

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Skipper
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-02-2019

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

Guess you haven’t had one go bad yet? It’s not a maintenance issue that can be prevented. It’s a design flaw that’s way overpriced. These really aren’t all that hi-tech or bulletproof

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Captain
Posts: 232
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

What year is your engine and how many hours on it?

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Captain
Posts: 270
Registered: ‎08-11-2011

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

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To try to receive information from a 'dead' EMM is often possible by disconnecting Plug J2. At least that way it may have some information on the root cause of failure as well as the program required for the new EMM.

 

Not knowing your model number, here are the prices for EMMs in Australia, converted to U$ dollars.

2007 150 HP  around: U$ 1400.

2009 150 HP  around: U$ 1150.

AA model 150 around: U$ 1175.

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Admiral
Posts: 9,063
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

We are sorry to hear that your engine experienced an EMM failure.  Please ask your dealer to contact Evinrude dealer service and see if any consideration could be extended to the cost of the EMM. You may also contact Evinrude with the engine serial number, dealer name, and a brief history of the motor.

 

http://www.brp.com/en/forms/contact-us.html

Electronic components are very expensive as they have to withstand a great amount of abuse, voltage fluctuations, temperature changes, and long periods of vibration. Some other outboard manufacturers have onboard computers that cost far in excess of the price you were quoted. 

 

 

 


"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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