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Skipper
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-27-2019

Etec 115 low charge below 1000 rpm causes c.e.l.

Hi guys.My etec 115 used to run at 13.5 to 14 volts at idle thru w.o.t.
Recently I noticed a check engine alarm.My last outing.
Went out for a cruise today and noticed check engine light and chime sounded only when pulling back from over 1500 rpm where voltage was at 13.9 volts and it went down to 12.4 volts.
Then running in a limp mode for a few minutes the light dissapeared and I was able to run w.o.t. and charging system voltage was 13.9,but as soon as I lowered rpms to idle,again 12.4 volts and engine light and buzzer.
I also noticed while running I trimmed my motor up/down and saw the voltage drop from 13.9 to 12.6.
Battery tests good and cables are clean.
Please help,thanks
Admiral
Posts: 8,432
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 115 low charge below 1000 rpm causes c.e.l.

 

 

some things to check if you do not have the diagnostic software are the connections and condition of the big blue capacitor, battery cables and battery cell condition, and the flywheel magnets and stator condition.

Is there a sign of a water leak on the motor and rust inside the flywheel and stator area?

 

 

 


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