Hi Everyone, was out fishing on the weekend and ran into a fellow fisherman with the same 2014/15 150hp Evinrude engine I have. We got to talking and he informed me that his outboard mechanic told him that the oil injection system on the Evinrude engines didn't supply enough oil to #1 cylinder and that he should be adding a little oil to his fuel to compensate. Anybody heard of this potential problem.
Another question and maybe I'm expecting too much out of hydraulic assist steering. I have a Crestliner 1750 Superhawk with a 150 on it. How easy (or hard) should the steering be under power.
1. - That is not true about an E-TEC not receiving enough oil on #1 cylinder.
2. - That person is not familiar with the high-technology low-emission E-TEC engine operation or its systems. Gasoline does not reach any rotating parts that need oil lubrication so adding oil does not do a thing to help the motor. In simplified terms, the fuel is injected as a plume of spray into the combustion chamber directly across the spark plug gap where is is ignited instantly.
"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.