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Mate
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Registered: ‎07-21-2019

Brand new Evinrude 115 shuts down no oil light

Hello,

 

just bought a boat with new 115. Took it out for about an hour Saturday, no issues. Took it out this morning and the no oil light came on and it stopped. Turned it off, checked oil resevoir and it was full. Waited, pumped primer, turned key and all lights were fine. It started fine and ran smoothly for about 30 seconds. Repeated the process again so i could get back to the boat ramp, load it up, drive back home and research why. Any help much appreciated as I have zero idea.

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Captain
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Registered: ‎09-12-2016

Re: Brand new Evinrude 115 shuts down no oil light


@uhhdude wrote:

Hello,

 

just bought a boat with new 115. Took it out for about an hour Saturday, no issues. Took it out this morning and the no oil light came on and it stopped. Turned it off, checked oil resevoir and it was full. Waited, pumped primer, turned key and all lights were fine. It started fine and ran smoothly for about 30 seconds. Repeated the process again so i could get back to the boat ramp, load it up, drive back home and research why. Any help much appreciated as I have zero idea.


My guess would be a faulty sensor.

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Captain
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Registered: ‎08-11-2011

Re: Brand new Evinrude 115 shuts down no oil light

Possibly an airbubble on sensor. Model number?

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Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Brand new Evinrude 115 shuts down no oil light


@uhhdude wrote:

Hello,

 

just bought a boat with new 115. Took it out for about an hour Saturday, no issues. Took it out this morning and the no oil light came on and it stopped. 

 

Any help much appreciated as I have zero idea.



Most likely there is or are air bubbles in the oil system that were not completely purged when the motor was installed. Often the oil primer ball is not held vertical when bleeding the system and if not, air can remain trapped in the curvature of the primer bulb to migrate out occasionally.

There is also a revised air bleeding procedure for the oil sensor passageway outlined in a service bulletin at the dealership.

 

Contact your dealer and have them check over your motor and do a water test if possible.

 

 

 


"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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