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Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-25-2015

Gas leak

I have a 2011 250HO E250HSLIIR. Question today when I was flushing my motor using the quick connect flush (motor not running) only flushing engine using the quick connect flush. Once I turned water hose on I noticed what appeared gas running down the motor from somewhere under the cowling power head area. I ran motor for approx five minutes and once I disconnected the quick flush/turned hose off the gas stopped leaking. My question is it anyway the gas leaking could be related to flushing the motor? I don’t think so but the leak started and ended with flushing the motor. Any help or quidance is appreciated. Not sure if some pressure is being built up when flushing motor that would cause gas to leak?
Captain
Posts: 185
Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: Gas leak

You need to pull the side covers and look for fuel lines around the pump unit leaking.
The fuel vapor separator tank is water cooled so there are cooling hoses that my have flexed under pressure and moved a fuel line.
Admiral
Posts: 7,257
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Gas leak

 

 

Because of the flammability of gasoline, do not run your motor until the fuel leak is found and repaired. If you cannot find anything visually, have your dealer check over your motor over due to the seriousness of leaking gasoline which could cause damage, injury, or even death.

 

 

 


"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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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.


Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-25-2015

Re: Gas leak

Thanks for the responses; yes taking motor in to have issue corrected. Hopefully it’s something simple. However this is my first issue with my 2011 ETEC so thankful for that!!!