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Registered: ‎08-01-2017
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Etec 250 flushing



This is my first post here.Smiley Happy


I am the owner of a 2013 Evinrude Etec Icon 250 DE250PZABA.


I have my boat all season in the water and I have problems to flush my engine:


  • Using the gearcase flushing device: with the boat in the water it is difficult to me to access to the gearcase, and it is no possible to cover the six auxiliary water inlet holes;
  • Using Lower Engine Cover Flushing Port:
    • My engine has a device that is not the same as  in the owners manual and I can´t connect a garden hose. I attach a photo. I have some questions about that:
      • Can I disconnect the device of my engine and use directly a garden hose?
      • Can I install the evinrude flusher kit 775385? I read in some webs that this flusher kit is not for 3.3l. engines;
      • In case of installation of the flusher kit, can I let it installed forever, or I have to use it only for flushing and not during the navigation?

Thank you for your time.



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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 250 flushing

That plug fitting is removed first and then the garden hose is screwed into the hole.


You may have misunderstood what you read elsewhere, the quick disconnect was designed for motors like yours. It CANNOT be used on the inline and 60° engine blocks due to their different plumbing.


You can leave the threaded piece of the quick-disconnect on the engine as it has a sliding valve piece that keeps from losing water pressure when not connected to the hose and the engine is running.




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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.

Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-01-2017

Re: Etec 250 flushing

Thank you very much.



You have solved my doubts. I will buy the quick-disconnect and install it in my motor.