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Captain
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Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

Awesome, thanks.

 

I spoke to an Evinrude Dealer in Campbell River today.  He said he saw an engine just yesterday that required this update too.

 

He said to let him know when I can 'boat over' and he will come down to the dock and flash the engine.  I suspect it will be in the Spring as the winds have really picked up here.  Time to tuck the boat in for the Winter.

 

But good to know I can get it looked after in the Spring without having to trailer the boat and barge it to a dealer...

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Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

 

 

When he updates your software (actually it is firmware) you will realize how quickly and easily it is done. Most other outboards that are computer controlled to not have that capability and thus cannot have a simple item fixed or improved without having to install a whole new computer or living with the original condition until a newer model comes out.

 

 

 


"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.


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Captain
Posts: 224
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

Firmware... that makes sense.  Sounds good on it being quick and straight forward.  

 

The first shop I called (the closest one by water) said they wouldn't do the required firmware update at the dock.  They said they didn't want their laptop near the water.  

 

The second shop I called, which was a bit further by water, said they would happily send a tech to the dock when the time comes Smiley Happy  Phew.

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Captain
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Registered: ‎06-23-2019

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

Glad to hear that there is a dealer willing to assist with the update or what ever you call it, when they dont mind helping it make a loyal customer of me. Good luck alyaz hope you get a break in the weather to get er dun soon.

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Captain
Posts: 224
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

Thank you...appreciate it.  Yes, when a dealer is willing to do this sort of thing it makes for loyal customers Smiley Happy

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Captain
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Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

Pulled out the boat today for the winter.  Got it flushed out and rinsed off with 'Salt Away.' Tomorrow I will pressure wash everything and do the 'winterization' procedure.  Will read up on it tonight and hopefully just do it via the rear engine hose port.

 

When the boat goes back in next spring I will make an appointment to buzz over to Campbell River to get the engine 'flashed' with the update.

 

112 hours this year.  Very pleased with the 135HO.  Smiley Happy

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Admiral
Posts: 8,868
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

 

 

 

New G1 V-engine Software- Prevents Irritant Code 49- Air Temp ABOVE Range

 

 

The changes to the software are to prevent irritant Code 49 G1 60° V6 engines, the air temp too high limit has been changed from 152.6°F(67°C) to 168.8°F(76°C).

 

 

 

 

 

G1 Software Code 49 Improvement.png

 

 

 

 


"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.


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Captain
Posts: 224
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

Awesome. Thanks.  

 

Just sold our off-grid home and we are moving to an area that is about ten minutes away from an Evinrude dealer (Little River Boathouse)...   😁. 

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Captain
Posts: 815
Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

Dealer service quality can vary due to a number of factors. I wonder how a dealer that doesn't want his laptop near the water does PDI or water testing. I have an old pawn shop laptop that I use on the water as we run a lot of 14' aluminum skiffs.
As a dealer tech I try to give all customers equal service but the customers that by all of their oil at WalMart and all of their parts online may not get some of the benefits that other customers do.
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Captain
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Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Is there any way to know, short of taking the boat / engine to a dealer...

I was a bit shocked when the (closest) dealer told me he wouldn't send a tech to the dock with a laptop.  That is where I have been buying my oils, filters, etc.  Even bought my Stihl saws and parts from him.  To be honest, I wasn't going back there after he told me that.