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Captain
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎09-06-2011

Re: ETEC 130 Temp Swing

The cap separated  from the treaded section in one piece near flush with the engine block.  

There is no sign was water staining on the engine or wiring.

I hope this section of the engine was getting water.

Admiral
Posts: 8,441
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: ETEC 130 Temp Swing

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Perhaps the water is cleaner than what you thought or the cap broke not long before you pulled the cover. Either way, it would be a good idea to replace both caps, rinse the powerhead and when dry, lightly coat the block with pure silicone spray.

 

Be sure to use Triple-Guard grease on the cap threads and o-rings.

 

 

 


"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: 30
Registered: ‎09-06-2011

Re: ETEC 130 Temp Swing

Bill,

 

thanks for the input.

the dealer wants to see this.  He sounded astonished that this has happened.

 

Appreicate you efforts in moderating this forum.

 

Mike

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Captain
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎09-06-2011

Re: ETEC 130 Temp Swing

Bill,

The dealer replaced this one and installed new O-rings and cover on the other stat.

He washed down and coated the block as you said.

This occured the month before my 5 year warranty when out, but was not serviced until after.  The dealer will see if BPR will cover.

The cap had no wrench marks on it.  It looked like new except separating from the thread section.  

The only service on the engine was for its 3 year check up.

Thanks for you input.

Admiral
Posts: 8,441
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: ETEC 130 Temp Swing

If you are in salt water maintenance should be done on a shorter interval. Inpecting thermostats should be an annual event along with lubing, looking for corrosion problems, etc. 

 

 

 


"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.