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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-29-2011

Engine miss

When I am going just a little over an idle I get an occasional miss.  I have a 25hp E-Tec that I just bought this year.  If I run a little harder it goes away but gives me a sinking feeling when I'm a long way from the dock and it does this. 

Any suggestions?

Posts: 9,592
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Engine miss

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Hi Grampa-Jim,


It's kind of hard to troubleshoot a noise or a miss without being there with test equipment. This question should be in the PERFORMANCE community under Evinrude E-TEC.


There is a  narrow rpm range where the motor transitions from the lean-burn mode to the regular mode and sometimes you can feel a change in the engine. Often different propellers or even moving weight distribution in the boat can minimize it. Other things that can affect a miss are the sparkplugs with too wide a gap, thermostats not warming up the motor enough, and the TPS calibration adjustment. If it becomes objectionable, then it's time to see your dealer to have it checked out.




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