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Registered: ‎01-07-2012

Oil Use

How do etecs keep from hurting the internal parts of the engine  with such little oil usage ?

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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Oil Use

Unlike traditional 2-strokes where the oil mixes with the gas and passes through the crankcase only for a split second, the E-TEC uses a pressurized oil system that never is diluted by gasoline. The oil is recycled internally and eventually any oil vapor picked up by the air flow is completely burned up. That is why the E-TEC has the lowest total emissions of any other motor including 4-strokes.




"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.