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Captain
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Registered: ‎08-17-2014

Etech 40 Hp dealer says water in lower unit is NORMAL

I took my pontoon in after discovering water mix in lower unit , they looked at it and performed a pressure check and claimed that MOISTURE in lower unit in normal?  Is this right ? In the automotive world it’s a death sentence. 

Admiral
Posts: 7,257
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etech 40 Hp dealer says water in lower unit is NORMAL

Moisture in a gearcase is not normal and should also be vacuum checked for leakage as that is how water gets in.

Depending how old the motor is, often it is best to replace all the seals and o-rings and inspect the shafts for pitting or grooving.

 

 

 


"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.


Captain
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎08-17-2014

Re: Etech 40 Hp dealer says water in lower unit is NORMAL

2014 with 141 hours
Admiral
Posts: 7,257
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etech 40 Hp dealer says water in lower unit is NORMAL

Just guessing but chances are there was either fishing line around the propshaft that could have lifted the seal lip or running in sand or mud that would wear the driveshaft seals, or a combination of both.

 

 

 


"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.