Evinrude Outboard Forum

This is the best Evinrude Outboard Forum on the internet, it's yours!   Are you looking for good advice about your Evinrude outboard engine problems and issues. All you need to know about your outboard engine issues and good advice from your fellow boaters.

From outboard engine and electrical and electronics systems to engine and alarm issues, tilt and trim issues, this is the place to find information.

Evinrude Outboard Forum

So where do you start? There is a lot to know. I get asked regularly about what is the problem, and more importantly and how to fix a problem. I am a boat owner and that’s why I have published a dozen books to tell you all that you need to know about how to take care of your boats and systems.

My name is JOHN C PAYNE, and many of you may already have one of my books on marine electrical and electronics systems (The recently published Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible now in it’s 4th Edition) or perhaps one of the many other books on sailboats and yacht systems.

The Evinrude Outboard Forum for Answers to Questions

I am not an armchair expert, but a qualified and practicing marine electrician and engineer and a marine surveyor. I do this for a living.  Let this website help you with the boat forum! Thousands of people input with answers to problems.

What is your outboard problem? If you know what the problem is then you are halfway towards finding  the right solution. Why not choose from one of my many books to help you fix your problems. Here are some hot topics for the boat-forum:

This is just a fraction of the 3000 plus questions that were posted, and it is hoped that this NEW forum and bulletin board does the same.

The Forum is also a great place to look for spare parts that are hard to find, share your problems and experience with others, ask questions, share stories and more about my books and related topics and a lot more. Create your own web page every time you submit an article and include great low resolution images as well. 

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90 hp Evinrude etech alternator problems 
Went out fishing on Erie Saturday only to get stranded halfway through the day because my starter battery was dead I jumped it and got it running and kept …

40 HP 1989 Evinrude starts then wont start 
My 40 HP 1989 Evinrude motor is odd, I can crank it over and over and it will not start, I have checked for spark and there is no spark. I let it sit for …

1976 70 HP Evinrude won't go past 2000 RPM 
I have a 1976 &) HP Evinrude that was stored for 7 years. It only has 470 hours on it, as the previous oner kept a complete log of all the fuel used. …

Evinrude 40hp 1995 Not rated yet
Hi, I just bought a boat with a 1995 Evinrude 40 hp 2 cyl. It had a leaking fuel primer/choke that I repaired and it will run good at high rpm but will …

1989 evinrude 150 E150STLESB Not rated yet
Starts up good, and is missing tough to get on plane when it is on plane runs smooth. Changed fuel filter and plugs, took out plugs and they all spark. …

Evinrude xp 150 vro 1985 Not rated yet
Had fished all night motor ran great mid morning battery was dead swapped batteries it fired right up on the pad in seconds ran about a mile to cabin no …

2011 evinrude e-tec 130 HP Not rated yet
1. Starts quickly 2. Idles smoothly 3 Accelerates strong normal 4. run 3/4 speed for 1+ mile 5. engines suddenly quits - dead 6. will start after 10 minutes …

2000 Evinrude 250HP - Thud in motor while moving only Not rated yet
Last summer i replaced the power head on my 2000 evinrude 250HP with a used one. It ran fine the 1st time I used it it, then started feeling a hard thud …

1993 Evinrude tracker 90hp throttle/control problem Not rated yet
Changed throttle/ gear cables 1993 evinrude tracker 90hp. Now when I shift forward or reverse gear will only go forward. Help

150 Evinrude Intruder shuts off for no reason Not rated yet
The boat starts fine, idles fine, and accelerates fine. Gets up on plane and once you hit about 30 mph it cuts in and out then shut off like you turned …

1975 70 hp evinrude toggle switch choke Not rated yet
I have a 1975 70 hp evinrude with a toggle switch for the choke. Can I convert it to a newer ignition switch with a push to choke? The current ignition …

1977 Evinrude 9.9 Not rated yet
I just picked up a 1977 Evinrude 9.9 for my 14' MFG car topper. The gent I bought it from said it has not moved from his basement in 40 years and it looks …

Evinrude Etec 130 bad fuel consumption Not rated yet
Hi, i have boat fisherman 22" weight cca 900 kg with evinrude 130hp etec 2011 year and my max speed is 29 knots on 6000rpm with solas prop rubex ns3 13 …

1992 evinrude 25hp starter only works in short bursts. Not rated yet
Starter will turn fast but bendix drops down after about a second or so. Not a problem once the motor is warm , but , cold starts take a bit more cranking …

Stator Output: 87 evinrude 110 VRO Not rated yet
Chasing a no spark, stator and timer both pass resistance tests. Port side stator wire reads 0v with DVA output test and hits 300v on the starboard side. …

76 evinrude 35 model 35653g no spark Not rated yet
I have replaced ignition coils driver coil condensers and point and spark plugs but I can get no spark it just turns over forever! Points are set .020. …

70 hp Evinrude 2 stroke Quintrex aluminum 4.5 Not rated yet
Hi all have a 4.5 aluminium quintrex 70 hp evinrude 2 stroke and 9.8 4 stroke long leg aux took fuel tanks out placed a poly 60 ltr under floor tank to …

1978 70hp Evinrude dies when I throttle up? Not rated yet
Restoring an old boat and the motor turns on and idles like its brand new.(1978 70 hp Evinrude) I have replaced power pack kitted and cleaned the carbs. …

1989 evinrude 150 cracked motor mount plate Not rated yet
hello. we have an evinrude 150 vro that developed a crack in the starboard side plate that I am told covers the lower motor mount The crack has extended …

175HP Evinrude Direct Injection 2002 Not rated yet
Hi first time here, just seeing if I could pick up some advise on my 2002 175HP Evinrude Direct Injection, firstly I have come to learn that these engines …

‘96 90 horse evinrude Not rated yet
Relatively new power head (last year). Going across the lake about 20 mph. Engine died with metallic sound. Some time later, I started and limped back …

115hp Evinrude What pitch propeller should I use? Not rated yet
I bought a 1984 lund tyee 5.3 with a 115hp Evinrude. I am wondering what pitch prop I should be running. I have a 19 pitch on it now, it had a 21 when …

1970 evinrude 40 hp big twin won't start Not rated yet
Bought boat to recondition put new battery in cleaned all connections when key is turned to start position engine would only click after trying 5 times …

1980 Evinrude E100tlcsc Tach problem. Not rated yet
I have an 1980 Evinrude (E100tlcsc) and the Tach is driving me insane. When the engine is first started the Tach reads fine no jumps or ticks and in less …

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Evinrude G2 300 HP Outboards Not rated yet
I have a 40 foot alloy lobster vessel, powered by two G2 300's it weighs about 7 Tonne and has a top speed of 40 knots in calm conditions. My problem is …

Evinrude V4 1991 120HP Outboard Craburator Issues. Not rated yet
I am rebuilding the 4 carburetors on my friends Evinrude 1991 V4 120hp outboard. I don't have the engine model number handy as the motor is 300 miles from …

1981 Evinrude 140 sport won’t backfire problem  Not rated yet
I have a 1981 Evinrude v4 140 sport that will not run but will only backfire. I don’t know enough about outboards to figure out the problem. I did figure …

1999 200 Evinrude Ocean Pro - 1986 Mako 20  Not rated yet
Hello,Have a 1986 Mako 20 with a 1999 200 Evinrude Ocean Pro. Just replaced both batteries, new stator and water pump. Boat was running great until the …

Evinrude 150 starving for fuel? Not rated yet
My Evinrude 150 runs fine out of the water, but acts like it is starving for fuel when in water and under load. It will not rev up unless the choke is …

1983 75 hp Evinrude Won't start. Not rated yet
Rebuilt all 3 carbs, checked spark and solid blue arc with a 1/2" gap, 100 psi on each cylinder. Will not currently start and after pulling plugs I have …

1991 Evinrude 120 hp e120 won't start Not rated yet
For some reason my boat won't start anymore. It just keeps cranking. I have strong spark and proper fuel and compression. Back story on the issue. I just …

Evinrude 90 hp and 115 interchanging  Not rated yet
I am curious if a 1992 90 hp VRO and 1993 115 evinrude can be switched without removing the trim bracket. The 115 has no electric trim so I was thinking …

1967 Evinrude Angler won't stay running Not rated yet
So my boyfriend bought a boat which came with a 1967 Evinrude Angler motor. It needed some work which wasnt a problem. He cleaned the carb inside Nd out, …

Evinrude Etech 225 2005 Many Problems Not rated yet
I recently purchased a used Champion boat with an Evinrude 225 Etech. When I bought he boat the second time I took it out the water temp sensor went off. …

Older model Evinrude outboard motor 25 hp will not start Not rated yet
I have a older model Evinrude motor 25 Hp out board. It has been in storage for several years. It will not crank with the plugs in both cylinders. However, …

Evinrude 15hp 4 stroke obsolete exhaust valves Not rated yet
I all ready had a chunk of money invested in fixing up my newly acquired Evinrude outboard when I discovered I badly needed two exhaust valves (0337241). …

1992 Evinrude 60Hp won’t start Not rated yet
My dad and I just rebuilt the carburetors on our 1992 Evinrude 60hp outboard yesterday. The boat still will not start up but will turn over. Anybody have …

89 Evinrude 225 Not rated yet
Engine seems to have an electrical issue, if I cruise around the lake for a bit and try to go wide open it feels like there's a rev limiter at 3100, if …

100hp evinrude missing  Not rated yet
Hello I am having a problem with a 1989 Evinrude E100STLCEM 100 hp motor. When cold the engine is missing on what I think are 2 cylinders. It is very hard …

2002 Evinrude 225 - Starboard engine won't trim up Not rated yet
My starboard outboard won't trim up, but will trim down. Trim motor does not run when trying to trim up but will going down. I have had the batteries …

1997 evinrude 35 hp Not rated yet
Hi I have a evinrude 35 hp power three cylinder engine that acts like I its starving for fuel intermittently .changed fuel can and hose out for one with …

1969 Evinrude 55 hp dies hot then won't restart. Not rated yet
I have a 1969 Evinrude 55 hp that dies when hot and then won't restart. Only thing not replaced is the amplifier (now called CDI). Did find wire from …

86 150 evinrude carburetor problem Not rated yet
My motor runs but I have to pump bubble more than I should have to and noticed it was losing prime. So I investigated and noticed gas continuously runs …

86 150 evinrude carburetor problem Not rated yet
My motor runs but I have to pump bubble more than I should have to and noticed it was losing prime. So I investigated and noticed gas continuously runs …

2003 200 HP evenrude outboard Not rated yet
Engine runs for 30-45 minutes. Then engine dies out, get a quick whistle and the oil, overheat and check engine lights up. Wait 1/2 hour restart, run at …

50 hp evinrude 1972 wont crank Not rated yet
electric choke work =s but no crank. Jumped positive to starter and kicked,unplug big red plug and loked for power but couldnt find any even when starter …

175 evinrude falls on its face full throttle Not rated yet
I have a 89 evinrude 175xp outboard boat motor starts and runs great I changed sparkplugs and cleaned carbs will idle up just find and will take about …

1999 Evinrude Motor stops but starts back up right away Not rated yet
My 1999 evinrude motor stops suddenly and can't figure out why. It will run for a bit then stop, but it always starts right back up no hesitation. Know …

Evinrude ETEC 150 HO throttle response Not rated yet
For the first 2 years when I gave the motor 3/4WOT it had a great hole shot. However, a friend was driving the boat and forgot to put it in gear and gave …

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1995 25 hp evinrude 2 stroke bogs down Not rated yet
I have a 25 hp 2 stroke evinrude that has an electric start. So the issue im noticing is that when I give it throttle the carb doesn't open up to allow …

15hp evinrude 4stroke 2006 epa standard Not rated yet
Sometimes this motor will get fire and crank on the first pull and others it might not crank for hours or days. But when it does crank it runs like a charm. …

1995 25 hp Evinrude problems Not rated yet
I have a 1995 25hp evinrude console steer runs great but some times it acts like a rev limiter is there when going from neutral too half throttle or so …

88 hp evirude dies when trimmed completely down Not rated yet
i have a bumble bee king bee with a 88 hp spl evinrude that idles fine and runs fine until you trim it completely down it then dies and will not restart …

2004 evinrude e-tech 50 hp  Not rated yet
I have a 2004 E-tech 50 hp, it starts and idles great but when you go to throttle up it spits and sputters. I have put new has in and changed both plugs …

1985 60 hp Evinrude cutting out Not rated yet
I have a 1985 Evinrude 60hp. The motor appears to have been set up for oil injection in the beginning, but it was all removed prior to me owning it. We …

1988 evinrude 88 spl coughs Not rated yet
Engine starts up but idles erratic. Upon acceleration, engine cough every once in a while and dies ittermittently. Carbs where overhauled, plugs were …

1986 Evinrude 70 hp wont turn over. Not rated yet
1986 Evinrude 70 HP will not start. I replaced the selenoid coils, the actual selenoid, and spark plugs. I had it started in my yard with the hose hooked …

1998 90hp evinrude spl Not rated yet
I have a 1998 90hp evinrude spl. I have rebuilt the carbs, fuel pump, replaced the filter in the water seperater, all the fuel lines, primer bowl, spark …

1978 evinrude 35 hp...needs new wiring Not rated yet
I have a 1978 evinrude,35 hp motor and alot of the wiring needs replaced. The wiring under the cap has become so brittle that when you move it , it brakes. …

1989 60hp evinrude starting problem when engine is cold Not rated yet
i have a 1989 evinrude 60hp outboard motor that is hard to start when it is cold on some days and it doesn't matter if there is load or not. but once it …

1995 evinrude 88 loads up at steady rev Not rated yet
I have put new plugs,carb gasket, filter,drained old gas cleaned carbs and it will idle for a minute or less and when I hold at a steady rev it loads up …

1986 evinrude 40 hp tilt cylinder assembly Not rated yet
I am rebuilding my tilt cylinder assembly replacing the seals because the fluid leaked. How much hydraulic fluid does it require? Or does anyone know …

1985 70 HP Evenrude starting problems Not rated yet
1985 70 HP Evenrude starting problems I was out in the boat yesterday and noticed the engine laboring and not able to go full throttle even though …

1980 Evinrude 70HP 3 Cylinder 2 Stroke Help please Not rated yet
I have got a problem that has started recently and is getting progressively worse. Motor was serviced three months ago, new plugs, compression good, carbies …

Evinrude 65 Hp outboard 1991 problem Not rated yet
It has now been happening from the past 3 months. When ever we put the enigne in gear it just stalls. We have shown it to a couple of boat mechanics changed …

1992 Evinrude 48 hp  Not rated yet
Novice could use general advice cleaning up neglected small boat to good running condition. 14' aluminum V-hull runabout w/1992 Evinrude 48 hp ... unused …

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