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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-23-2020


Hi, have an Evinrude C150 PX G2 that we bought last year. Everything have worked as it should, after the summer season we winterized the engine.


Now when we turning on the power, we get "ENGING POWER REDUCTION" --> "CHECK ENGINE SERVICE REQUIRED"


Then I noticed that the oil meter says the oil tank is empty, and it was not emtpy when we winterized it, my theory is that the winterization took tha last oil, and now when we turned the power on, the engine went to this CHECK ENGINE SERVICE REQUIRED bacause of that, sounds that like a correct reason?


So now we need someone with the software and computer come to our boat and reset this CHECK ENGINE thing?

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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: CHECK ENGINE SERVICE REQUIRED after winter storage.

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If the service code was related to the lubrication system or a low oil level, then an oil related warning would be displayed.

A CHECK ENGINE warning is like the one in your vehicle that illuminates if something abnormal occurs in the electrical system, a sensor is faulty, an unusual situation is present,or a monitored component malfunctions. You are correct that a trained tech is needed to diagnose the engine according to the stored error code(s) in the engine computer's memory.




"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: 2
Registered: ‎05-23-2020

Re: CHECK ENGINE SERVICE REQUIRED after winter storage.

ok, strange that it happens without reason....have connected the batteries as before winter, and have not changed a thing.