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Mate
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-18-2019

e-Tech G2 Hydraulic Steering Failure Due to Fluid Leak

Hi All, 

 

This is just an FYI for the DIY'ers. I have a 2018 200HP G2 and noticed my steering was getting wonky. I also discovered I was leaking fluid in the water from the engine area. After speaking with the dealer mechanic, he told me there are torx screws (maybe for service/draining?) on each side of the motor just below the hydraulic fluid line inlets that sometimes are not tightened properly from the factory. This results in leaking hydraulic fluid when put under pressure by turning. It's a simple fix of just tightening the screw (and refilling the lost hydraulic fluid) but be mindful that it's an aluminum screw and easy to strip. Your dealer mechanic could give you the exact torque requirements if your trying to avoid a trip to the dealer and want to tackle yourself. 

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Captain
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎05-08-2018

Re: e-Tech G2 Hydraulic Steering Failure Due to Fluid Leak

Do you know the toque spec. Mine steering also seems funky. I would like to check those for proper toque. Thanks
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Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: e-Tech G2 Hydraulic Steering Failure Due to Fluid Leak


@Hoser wrote:
Do you know the toque spec. Mine steering also seems funky. I would like to check those for proper toque. Thanks

What is your engine model number?

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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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.


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Captain
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Registered: ‎05-08-2018

Re: e-Tech G2 Hydraulic Steering Failure Due to Fluid Leak

300 HP G2 mod# H300ZUAGH Thanks
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Captain
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎05-08-2018

Re: e-Tech G2 Hydraulic Steering Failure Due to Fluid Leak

With the model number, can I get the torque specs for those screws? Thanks Jim
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Admiral
Posts: 9,387
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: e-Tech G2 Hydraulic Steering Failure Due to Fluid Leak

DPS torques.JPG

 

 

 


"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.