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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎02-03-2019

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

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i unplugged all of them whenthe problems started and no love.the motor ran fine the last time it ran,probably near the end of october was the last time,then it sat in my heated garage till i tried to run it last week.now i get 4 constant lights,won't go into forward or reverse,won't go above idle and no water.it did go into reverse briefly at the dock but that was it.i tried running it with muffs when i got it home,no water.

Posts: 9,595
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

What exactly is the model number on your motor?

Up to this point you have only asked general questions but now it doesn't shift so if you have digital throttle and shift, there is an electrical or electronic problem. If you have mechanical cables, then the control box, cables, gearcase, or linkage is acting up.  What is the history on this motor?


You should really have it looked at by a trained tech at an Evinrude dealership as these "problems" keep getting added to the discussions here. We are not here to fix your motor as that cannot be done online. We are here to educate, suggest, and point you in the right direction. That is all.




"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.

Posts: 951
Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

Having the serial number and model number would help. Hemifoor's engine being reported as a 40 hp bought in 2017 should be mechanical controls and should still be under warranty.
Posts: 399
Registered: ‎08-11-2011

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

And here OP goes quiet.... Any News?
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-03-2019

Re: Bad experience with E-Tec

I had the same thing happen. I am washing my hands as well with BRP. Rember there is never just one thing wrong with an E-TEC