Do not forget that your operators guide states that you have to use XD-100 in freezing weather for proper lubrication.
When operating in conditions under 32°F
(0°C), Evinrude XD100 oil must be used.
The following 2–stroke outboard oils are recommended
for use in your Evinrude E-TEC
• Evinrude XD100 Direct Injection Oil
• Evinrude XD50 2–Stroke Oil
• or a synthetic TC-W3 NMMA-certified oil
Evinrude XD100 oil is preferred for your
Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard. This synthetic
formula oil provides uncompromised lubrication
and superior performance, even in
extreme conditions especially in cold temperatures
down to 0°F (-17°C).
"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.
Just cannot see why one would choose to use 50/50 vs 100% synthetic.
I mean...22k motor...how much oil will you use in a year? Is the diff in cost really worht it???????
I put 300hr / yr on my motor. Had 2500 hrs on my G1 when I sold it and now 300 hrs on my G2 and ALWAYSE used XD100.
I tried to post this message yesterday and did not see that it posted, if duplicate I apologize.
I am reading all across the G2 facebook group about blown heads on motors with just a few hours to a couple hundred hours on them.
We had same happen to us, 2017, 250 G2 HO, cruising nicely then excessive knock code and into safe mode. 280 hours on motor at time. Results were blown head, cylinder 4. Replaced under warranty, just got it back. Evinrude sent new head, new injector, and added a 2nd oil pump.
Is the second oil pump the solution to this problem? I have read about 2nd oil pump being sent to fix other blown heads as well. We own another exact motor, 2018, 250 G2 HO, 130 hours. All is fine now but with BRP shutting evinrude down I am already seeing parts on backorder, lack of responsiveness from BRP/Evinrude.
I have done lots of research and it seems that way to many heads are blowing early in the life of the motor. (All HP, all years) What is causing this, a defect in the motor? My goal is to protect mine from blowing, is there anything in the history of these failures that is leading to a conclusion. (WOT, oil used, gas octane/ethanol used) I consulted with our mechanic and he says 2k to get ahead of this and add second oil pump now. This, of course, does not mean the head will not blow again.
Last thing I want is a blown head and my boat sitting for months when I only have a few months before the water freezes again here in Mn. Any advice or knowledge about this problem would be appreciated. I am concerned that Evinrude identified the problem and because of the expense of recall they chose to exit the outboard business.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.