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StanB

Registered: 03/31/12
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Hi folks, hoping to get some feedback on what I think is an electrical issue with my 2006 115 E-TEC, but really need to get some direction on how to resolve this....

 

I went fishing Saturday evening, ran out a few miles, trolled a couple hours, than back to the launch - no problems, ran smooth & fine as usual. I went back out Sunday morning, same routine, and had trolled for about 4 hours, when all of a sudden the 115 E-tec just stops. I figured no big deal, just a burp or whatever.

 

Went to neutral, try to restart, nothing ! happens. I look down and see the kill switch/dog-ear plastic piece came off, figured I must have knocked it when I turning in the chair. Put it back on, retry starting, nothing. Fiddle with some more, reseat it a few times, nothing. And I notice I've got no instrument panel working, and I can't even trim the motor up/down, even using the switch on the side of the motor. Spend the next hour  checking connections, fiddling with kill switch, jumpering trolling motor battery, looking for blown fuses (none found, yet) etc., I could not find anything! that would bring it back. Looked under engine cowl, nothing obvious (but wasn't sure what to look for either).

 

Never got it to start, and had to get towed back to port. I got to talking with the guy who towed me in and he mentioned the OMC engines (at least used to) have in-line fuses somewhere and to maybe look for that. I didn't find anything like that yesterday, need to look closer.

 

I'd appreciate any suggestions anyone might have on this.

 

Thanks,

Stan

 

 

 

StanB

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I forgot to mention, none of the warning indicator lights on the dash came on (Hot, Low oil, etc.) and there were no alarm sounds. The engine just quit....

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There is no 2006 E-TEC 115. If you have the FICHT 115 of 2006, then you will neeed go to a different website, this is E-TEC owners only, hence the name etecownersgroup.com

If you are sure it is an E-TEC, then please post the model number so we know exactly what motor you have.

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StanB

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I don't know what the FICHT you're talking about.

I am not an engine weenie and have only had this boat a year. The engine is big, dark blue, and says E-TEC 115 on the side. So I figured it was E-Tec.

 

Model #115DLPLUC, July-2006.

 

Anyways, I found the 10A fuse on the engine, it was blown. I replaced it and as soon as I turned the key my engine lights started the normal check sequence (I did not try crank the engine) and then it blew again. I rechecked connections at the battery, all tight. I also dismounted my 1/2/ALL battery selector to check the connections there, all were tight, no corrosion, and I had 12.5V across + going to engine and - at the battery, so I know the engine is seeing full voltage.

 

Could this a be problem with the ignition switch?

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You can buy a 2013 car today at various dealerships and it is only May. If you did, would you tell your friends and your insurance company that you have a 2012 model or a 2013 model?

Your model number is missing a letter "S" but the " U" means that your motor is a 2007, the first year for the 115 E-TEC.

The blown fuse could be from a chafed and intermittently shorted wire or a problem with the electric fuel pump. Ever have water in the fuel? Low fuel pressure will stop an injected motor as suddenly as turning the key off, no stumbling first like a carbureted outboard.

If the fuse blows again, you will need a trained tech to check out the electrical system.

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Just throwing this out there........................I've seen a few bad System Check tachometers over the years that cause fuse blowing.  Either way, your going to have to isolate one component at a time to find the culprit.  Good luck!


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StanB

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Update.....I heard back from the shop today. They said the EMM is cooked, and the replacment cost is $1400+ for just the parts.

 

Does this price sound right, or is the shop taking me for a ride? Seems pretty high for a "chip".....

 

 

B.O.A.T.

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Sounds about right.  Good luck.


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StanB

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Thanks olypopper.

 

You know, sometimes you should never even think about what the average cost per pound of fish caught works out to be.........

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Hi, what makes them say the EMM is "cooked"-to me that means it has overheated and I wonder if they tried to do an EMM recovery-sometimes that ha worked when the laptop will not talk to an EMM-had one last week that we did a recovery on and then loaded correct map and engine is fine after we fixed the "birds nest" of wiring in the boat too.

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And what does the word "cooked" actually mean in this instance. The EMM's are water cooled. There could be an issue with the cooling system eg water pump.
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StanB

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Huey & Liquidnirvana,

 

"Cooked" I guess was just my way of saying it. What the tech said was "it wouldn't talk to the computer". He did not mention trying a "recovery", but I am going to ask him about it tomorrow.

 

Thanks for input, maybe the "recovery" will work....

StanB

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Huey, I got the tech to attempt the recovery, but no good. New EMM arriving this week. Between the marine tow off the lake when this died, the labor and parts, better part of $2k gone.......

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If you are in the US or Canada, call customer service at 262-884-5993 to see if Evinrude might participate in the EMM cost. It does not hurt to ask. You could be surprised

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Hi, +1 to what SH said and mare sure the boats electrical system is upto spec-you do not have wing nuts do you?

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