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ETEC Error Codes on Garmin MFD

My motor is connected to my Garmin via the NMEA2000 network.  Two weeks ago, I had a NO OIL alarm and light sound off.  I was able to run the winterize procedure (suspected air bubble as the tank was 90% full) and the alarm hasn't come back after 3 hours of motor time.

 

The NO OIL alarm only showed on my system check gauge (speedometer) and not on my Garmin.  Is that information not sent to the NMEA network?  Would a different MFD have been able to send me that information, like SIMRAD?

2017 Tidewater 1910 Baymax
Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)
Captain
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Registered: ‎10-21-2015

Re: ETEC Error Codes on Garmin MFD

The No Oil alarm, which is contained in a standard NMEA 2000 PGN, is transmitted by ETEC outboards.  The fact that the engine (EMM) transmits this information does not mean that an instrument necessarily understands or acknowledges the same message.

 

Garmin recently created MFD firmware updates which provide enhanced support for BRP products.  I suggest you visit the Garmin site and see if there are any updates available for your particular model MFD.

Captain
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Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: ETEC Error Codes on Garmin MFD

There are various Garmin units with varying versions of software. I connected a unit yesterday with the older version 11 (2018) software to a G2 engine. It had the "system check" lights on the engine screen. When I forced an error code the "check engine" light came on and a general message came up saying something like engine error - power reduction.
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Captain
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Registered: ‎07-10-2017

Re: ETEC Error Codes on Garmin MFD

Got it. I haven't done a software update in about a year (2018) so i'll try that. Thanks!
2017 Tidewater 1910 Baymax
Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)
Captain
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎07-10-2017

Re: ETEC Error Codes on Garmin MFD

I upgraded to the new version last night and on the engine screen, there are dimmed lights for high temp and check engine.  Looks generic as there didn't appear to be a no oil or low oil light.  Hopefully i never see them illuminated, but seems they might be there.  I wonder if you have to be on that screen to see them as i'm usually on a split screen for navigation and depth/fish finder screen with engine info on the side.

2017 Tidewater 1910 Baymax
Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)
Admiral
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Re: ETEC Error Codes on Garmin MFD

 

 

You may want to confirm with Garmin that the software you loaded applies also to the G1 E-TEC engines like yours.  

My understanding is that the dedicated Evinrude software packages for Garmin, Lowrance, etc. are designed for the E-TEC G2 motors with their different alarms and warning systems.  The G1s have different codes in some cases as do the G2s.

 

 

 


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