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Registered: ‎08-29-2018

Gen 1 300

I am removing the 2000 FICHT 115 engines and replacing with a 2008 E Tech 300 with 800 hrs. The dealer I bought it from says it’s pretty much plug and play, as in the gauges and plugs are the same. Any thing else I need to know. The nearest Evinrude dealer is 4 hrs away and that’s who I will have do the swap
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Gen 1 300

The most critical part of the installation is the purging and priming of the oil system. It has to be done exactly as written.


Here is a link to a rigging manual for a newer engine but the procedures are pretty much the same. It would be best to have the dealer take care of the oil system and perform the initial startup of the motor and can get an engine history report for you.






"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.