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2012 115 etec?

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Had 300 hr service completed in early spring now this season can't get engine to 5400 were it ran for the last three plus years. 5000 is top rpm, change prop to next pitch size down and no rpm gain. Boat and its load has not changed and hull is clean. Fuel filter changed and 4 plus 1 conditioner ran always with supreme fuel and XD100 oil. Did notice when got back from service slot of black exhaust coming from engine for first few minutes. Please help
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2012 115 etec?

If you lost rpm, one thing to check on a 115 hp is the exhaust tuning valve operation. Because your motor only turned the bare minimum to rpm, it is possible that carbon buildup could have caused the 

valve to stick closed or something not actuating the vavle when needed.Y

Your engine may run better if set up for about 5800 or so plus if you run a majority of slower speeds give a motor a few bursts of WOT before ending the day to exercise the valve.

Other items can also affect top rpm and if not the valve, then your dealer needs to troubleshoot the motor.





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