2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago
I was having problems with my E-tech 25hp keeping it running. And was told by an Eveinrude service center that I needed a new VST pump. They also found out that they can not get one at the present. I checked The Evenirude parts center on-line and it says "limited availability". I noticed that other dealers on-line don't have the part in stock either.
Part number is: 5007896
And it is for an E25DTLAAB (2013)
I know the company is going through some changes at the OB mfg plants. Is this what is keeping this part from being manufactured for this part? And I'm wondering how long it may be before parts mfg begins again? I'm also wondering if I should get a second one for the shelf/storage incase the replacemnt one goes bad some day.
Thanks for any and all input.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Sorry to say but not only has Evinrude been closed down first due to the COVID 19 pandemic for the past couple of months, but in addition many of the suppliers of parts and other items for Evinrude have also been closed for the virus which prevented prompt deliveries to Evinrude. Some employees have been called back to help assemble the backlog of parts that are starting to arrive as other companies go back into production.
Please keep in touch with your dealer for the latest information on parts availability. They can easily check the current status of a backorder for you.
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