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Posts: 9,460
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: etec 40 stalling problems

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Tdurk wrote:

Ok.  "Bill" told me to have the service rep contact Evinrude.  That was done by the tech and he's waiting for help from Evinrude.


As a novice I don't have the technical or experiential knowledge to know which is more likely.  So I'm asking for more information than "Bill" has provided thus far.


Please read our reply to your post made over the weekend on Saturday.


We  asked for your engine serial number last week and as of yet not received it.




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                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 



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Posts: 35
Registered: ‎08-05-2011

Re: etec 40 stalling problems

Hopefully your dealership tech has covered the basics on this engine prior to installation of parts. Spark, compression and fuel pressure as well as the fuel delivery system of the pontoon boat must be inspected prior to any work being done on the engine or else he is just guessing. 


Any update on model and serial number?

Posts: 27
Registered: ‎06-30-2018

Re: etec 40 stalling problems

I was having the same thing going on with my 40 hp etec.after hr of trouble shooting we found a pinched vacuum hose when the cover was on.its was on the top of engine where the cover sits. Check it ou