I have a 2014 ETEC 130HO. It has the 1.8gallon oil tank, located inside the boat. It appearently has a vented cap. My issue is that the fumes build up inside the boat, under the cover, which makes my boat smell. I'd like to replace the vented cap with a solid cap when I have the boat stored. Anyone know what the threads are for this vented cap or where to get a non vented cap?
You may have a defective oil cap that has the vent stuck or broken open. A properly operating vent in an oil tank cap allows for air to come into the tank as the oil is consumed, but it does not allow vapors to leave the tank and enter the atmosphere.
If you install a non-vented cap, then a vacuum will built up inside the tank and prevent oil from being drawn into the motor for lubrication, causing the NO OIL alarm to sound and the motor to go into SAFE mode of 1200 rpm.
A new oil cap is part number 176217 available through any Evinrude dealer or online at shop2.evinrude.com
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Thanks for the information and the part numer, BluewaterBill. I'll try a new cap and see what happens. Seems like a cheap possible fix for less than $20.
My thought would be to use the non-vented cap only during storage, then use switch to the vented cap when I put the boat in the water. I would have to put a sign on my keys so I didn't forget to change it ...lol
Unfortunately, I don't have another good place to put the oil tank. My boat is basically completely open.