First evinrude was a 1999 200 hp Ficht with less than 300 hours and now a 2006 etec with 472 hours. Faced with a $2,100 bill to replace the EMM with only a 1 year warranty or buy a new motor for $12K-$15K and get a longer warrantly! I would like to be reassured that a new EMM would be an improved version of the 2006 model and would last longer in a saltwater environment. Any help would be appreciated!
The EMM was redesigned for 2008 and later motors and it is always to your benefit if you can step up to a new motor, especially now with the 8-year coverage promotion until the end of the month.
"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.