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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-24-2019

Marooned in Hawaii: ETEK E40 jet missing cylinders, The rest of the story!

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The factory replaced the powerhead with a new one_ (after 2 month of trrouble shooting).  Now it runs like a bat out of hell with twice the power........ and not missing.  I'd venture a guess that it was bad reed valves??????


Have new 2019 ETEK E 40DP as outboad motor for shore boat on MV Starr, a 77ft Ocean going  Yacht

which just arrived in Hawaii from Seattle 



Struggeling to trouble shoot missing cylinders 


Motor has case number but BRP techs are stumped

Only 5 hours on the engine.

No parts inventory in Hawaii!!

Not sure what to do!

Should have checked re: dealer support in Hawaii before buying,

Strong Yamaha community here

Shame on me for not doing my homework before buying!


Posts: 9,460
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Marooned in Hawaii: ETEK E40 jet missing cylinders



We are sorry to hear of your situation in the Islands. Please have your serial number handy and either call or email the following. They should be able to give you suggestions for getting your motor serviced.




 BRP Evinrude customer service - (844) 345 4277




"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.

Posts: 35
Registered: ‎08-05-2011

Re: Marooned in Hawaii: ETEK E40 jet missing cylinders

So Don, do you actually want help or just complain?  If you want help, ask away but be prepared to do some work to figure this problem out.  Living on an island comes with a requirement of personal responsiblity.  You had better be ready to do some work your self and provide the people on this site more information than "missing cylinders".    Yamahas break too!

Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-24-2019

Re: Marooned in Hawaii: ETEK E40 jet missing cylinders

We changed plugs
Tested injectors
Tested coils
Cleaned fuel filters
Added new remote gas tank w new gas
Worked with factory tech for 2 days
Now have been waiting 7 days for factory recommended parts
Posts: 940
Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: Marooned in Hawaii: ETEK E40 jet missing cylinders

Can give more detail about what you refer to as "missing cylinders". Is it just an occasional miss or all the time? At idle or all rpm? In neutral or in gear under a load?