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Mate
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-03-2012

New 40 HP impression

I just want to  state how happy I am with my new 40 HP etec.  I replaced a 2000 Honda 40hp and all I had was carburetor problems no matter how much I drained the carbs or put stabl in it just kept clogging.  The final straw was a cracked lower unit from internal parts rusting and expanding the housing.  Needles to say the etec with no carbs and larger lower unit was just what I was looking for.  I have a 18ft flat bottom  wooden skiff and with the Honda I could reach about 29 mph and get up to plane( after awhile) with no more than 4 people.  I was a little worried that the etec would be slower due to the increased weight and larger lower unit.  All I can say is it is like night and day it almost feels like I went up in HP.  With the evinrude I can reach 33- 34mph and I just jump out of the hole.  After comparing the two props I can see why the etec is so much better out of the hole because the etec 's prop looks twice as big.  I just had 4 people in the boat and I couldn't really tell that I had 4 people in the boat my gps said I was doing 31 mph. The only pros the Honda had over the etec is that it seems to be a little quieter and smoother but since I could never get the Honda to run right for an extended amount of time this is a mute point.  On my boat it seems to shake a little at idle but smooth out after 1000rpm but it seems to be getting smoother as time goes on.  As of now I have about 3hrs on the engine.  It is comforting to finally have a motor that i enjoy.

Admiral
Posts: 7,054
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: New 40 HP impression

 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and giving us a real-world comparison of your old Honda and your new E-TEC.

 

 

 


"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.


Mate
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-09-2016

Re: New 40 HP impression

We loved our new etech for the first few months. It is less than a year old and lower unit has went out. We took it in for warranty as we did not abuse this motor (inspect the motor, prop etc and you can see how it was taken care of) Dealer would not stand behind it at all. Very disappointing and sad that we have prompted this product to our family and friends. We truelyl expected better service. We have owned Johnson motors for years and were always satisfied.

Captain
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎09-13-2011

Re: New 40 HP impression

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Hi RTFishers,

 

Your motor is less than a year old & should be under factory warranty and your dealer will not support you??? Either your dealer is a derilect looser or (no offense) you must have done something wrong to it. Plain and simple!!! Given that you claim you have not abused it and have taken good care of it, I would say it is the former. Have you taken it to another dealer for a second opinion??? Something doesn't seem right here, for a dealer to refuse to help you if you have not misused your motor!!! If this is true and your dealer will not support you, get in touch with Evinrude customer support and get them involved. The dealer should be severely dealt with. These things put EVINRUDE'S reputation in bad light, if your claim is found to be justly accurate. And, I'm sure they will treat you right. I've dealt with them for many years & never known them to do otherwise. Please let us know how you make out after you persue this further.

 

Regards,

Best regards,
Lakerider
Admiral
Posts: 7,054
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: New 40 HP impression


RTFishers wrote:

We loved our new etech for the first few months. It is less than a year old and lower unit has went out.

 

 Dealer would not stand behind it at all. Very disappointing and sad that we have prompted this product to our family and friends. We truelyl expected better service. We have owned Johnson motors for years and were always satisfied.


 

HI,

 

I am sorry to find out that you have had problems with your dealer.

 

Please send an email to brp.care@brp.com with the engine serial number, name of the dealer, and include what you wrote to us and they will look into the situation.  

 

 

 


"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.


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Captain
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎09-13-2011

Re: New 40 HP impression

RTFishers,
What is the status of your problem you claim that you had??? Did you get in touch with Evinrude and are you satisfied with the results?
Best regards,
Lakerider
Mate
Posts: 0
Registered: a week ago

Re: New 40 HP impression

I too just got a new 40 hp Etec. I replaced my 43 year old 35 hp Evinrude. It's on a 1975 13.5" Boston Whaler.

The thing I am truly impressed with is the power. Before I would have to be kinda carefull how many people would ride in the boat, now I could care less. I can pop a wakeboarder up a little faster than our boat with a v8. I really don't pay much attention to fuel consumption but did notice I am using a lot less gas. It seems just as quiet as a Mecury or Yamaha. It is a bit heavy and I was somewhat worried about that but I moved the fuel tanks forward and a few other things so it worked out.  

I just winterized it and that even made that pretty simple and easy. 

The only thing I don't like is the shaking at idel. It's like its going to shake the boat apart. The kids keep shuting it down saying their was something wrong. But as soon as you come off idel it settles right down. 

So far, I really like it. 

Mate
Posts: 0
Registered: 2 weeks ago

Re: New 40 HP impression

Goes to show you how RTFishers had one post and it was negative and now nowhere to be found... hmmmm.  Anyway, that is pretty cool that a Honda owner would love their new Etec!  I love it.  :-)

Captain
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎09-13-2011

Re: New 40 HP impression

Hi Papmax,

Hang on there with your new Etec 40, fella!!! I purchased a 2012 Etec 50 which is the same platform as the 40. After a bit of time past the break in, she seemed to settle down noticeably & smooth out to the point where I hardly noticed much vibration.

 

I traded that rig in for a bigger one with an Etec 90 3 cylinder, which I absolutely love!!! When I traded my Etec 50, I really was hesitant to part with it. Both were phenomenal engines!!! Very economical on fuel and oil and are superior products.

 

I'm pretty sure you will find your Etec 40 will settle in and serve you well.

Best regards,
Lakerider