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Skipper
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Registered: ‎04-26-2017
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G2 - 250 LHAGD

Hello,

 

Recently, the power steering got really weak and loose, i.e. it took 2-3 times the turn on the wheel to get response from the steering. Luckily, control wasn't completely lost! I looked in the Helm and no fluid. I found fluid residue all around the top of what I think is the steering cylinder on the motor. I wondered if anyone else has seen this. (boat is at the dealer, and haven't heard from them yet.) I have around 60-64 hrs on the motor.

 

Thx!

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Captain
Posts: 462
Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: G2 - 250 LHAGD

Hard to tell the location of the leak with your description. It sounds like you may have a steering position/angle sensor that is leaking.
Skipper
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-26-2017

Re: G2 - 250 LHAGD Steering leak

Thx, ya, the unit is pretty buttoned up on the top of the steering unit, but fluid seemed to be all around the top. I'll look at it when I get it back. I called the Dealer and they had asked Evinrude if there was a common problem, Evinrude sent a 'seal kit'. Dealer didn't mention there was any other communication from Evinrude. Supposed to be installing the kit this week. Only 60 hours of operation over about 1.5 years and the seals are out? And I think the longest idle period might have been 4 weeks (maybe!), so shouldn't be a 'non-use' issue. 

I really like the motor, but if I get to replace steering seals every 60 hours or 1.5 years, that's not good.

I'll update w/ part numbers if I can get them.

Mate
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-22-2018

Re: G2 - 250 LHAGD

I own a 2015 250hp G2. This spring I was crawling under my boat looking at a trailer issue when I noticed a fluid leaking from two different places from the engine. When I picked it up from the dealer they said the leaks were power steering fluid. After hearing your story, I guess I dodged a bullet.

Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: G2 - 250 LHAGD

 

 


@X48Z wrote:

I own a 2015 250hp G2. This spring I was crawling under my boat looking at a trailer issue when I noticed a fluid leaking from two different places from the engine. When I picked it up from the dealer they said the leaks were power steering fluid. After hearing your story, I guess I dodged a bullet.


 

 

Did they repair the leak for you OK?

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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Skipper
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-26-2017

Re: G2 - 250 LHAGD

Ok,I got the boat back from the dealer. Once they got it taken apart to do the seals they found the upper bracket had pitting and wear and that's likely what caused the seals to fail. I appreciate that they worked with Evinrude to get a new bracket. (Part no. E361858) said they had to send pics to get Evinrude to send the part. Appologies for not getting a pic. From what I could tell, the bracket has like a collar probably with seals on the inside and outside of that collar. The wear was on the outside of the collar. The inside looked fine. Hoping this is a RARE occurance.