Just got 2012 z118 with 2012 e150dhline. I noticed my motor does not have nosecone water pickups. Did I get a leftover? Iam also running an 8" hydr. jackplate, will I have a problem with water pressure? Have not been in water yet did not want to get wet until I get this straight with ranger or evinrude.
The 150 HO models use the L2-Type gearcase, which never had "nose cone" water pick ups.
For 2012, the only gearcase that Evinrude makes which HAS water inlets on the "nose" of the gearcase, is the M2-Type gearcase. The M2 is used on 25" shaft length 150-200 HP 60° V6 models and all 200-300 HP 90° V6 models.