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tnpete

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2008 90 E-Tec
Model E90DSLSCM
S/N 05231651
My Tilt and trim leaks down on this motor. If I leave it trimmed out just a little. It will leak down in less then 24 hours?
Any ideals?
Pete

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2008 90 E-Tec
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S/N 05231651
torew

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The "manual release" screw not tightened enough?

gcmarshall

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you can try replacing the screw/valve if tightening it doesn't work....but this didn't help mine. Apparently I would have to replace the whole hydraulic system, which really isn't worth it in my book. At least until they come up with a better system. Several E-tecs in my area have the same problem.

torew

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Is this a problem for the smaller motors? I know one who has this problem on a 90 hp, but not heard of it on the V6's

gcmarshall

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for sure on the 50s and 60s. There is no one in Conset Bay with larger engines. A good couple of them have their prop in the water showing that it leaks down.

tnpete

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Thanks I did check the manual screw first. But that was not it. I may take it in. And get them to change it out. And that does not stop it. Do it again. Until they get it right. If they have a issue with the pumps not holding the lower units up. Someone needs to do a design change on the pumps.
If I remember right ours has the new standard one speed pump. And the bigger motors has the 2 stage pumps? If so they may have to go back to the 2 speed pumps.
Also gcmarshall is yours not under warranty? My thinking is get it worked on as mine is under warranty, And if they keep having issues. I am sure they will at some time get it fixed. Or I sure hope so. I sure enjoy the motor.
Pete


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2008 90 E-Tec
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gcmarshall

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I know the trim/tilt sure moves slower than some of the other tnt systems I have seen.

alana

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my 115 leaks down.  it seems to help if i keep the trim pump going for 10 seconds after the motor is right up. another owner has had his looked at, it was stripped and seals replaced but it still goes down.  so now i engage the trailering bracket and put up with it. just a small thing on such good outboard

Huey

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Hi Guys, power trim and tilt units for all brand of outboard have remained unchanged basically for years and are pretty much the same. We do not see alot of problems with them. What mostly causes a slow leak down is the manual relief valve and a trick you can try is to loosen the screw and with it that way cycle the power trim up and down a few times-the leg will not raise but it could have a bit of debris in the system and this could help it dislodge. Then retightend screw and see if that helps. If this does not solve the problem then they are not hard to replace if faulty. Also there are valves in the valve body itself that maybe leaking but not as easy to replace.

Cheers,

Huey.


kachadurian

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Originally Posted by alana

my 115 leaks down.  it seems to help if i keep the trim pump going for 10 seconds after the motor is right up. another owner has had his looked at, it was stripped and seals replaced but it still goes down.  so now i engage the trailering bracket and put up with it. just a small thing on such good outboard



My 2008 115 leaks down as well. Won't that repair be covered under warranty? My plan was just to live with it until the off season and take it in then.

Tom

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alana

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thing is tom , i dont have an off season.  having said that, i should get it seen to, after paying all that money for the motor. the local agent is excellant  so there will not be a problem.  the boat is on a swinging mooring.  it is worse in rough weather when the boat is bumping up and down in the waves

kachadurian

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Mine sits on a lift, out of the water so the engine down means one of the blades of the prop touches the water, so it's no big deal.

I had it moored in the water for a few weeks and I had to put the engine up on the trailer brace which was a pain.

I envy your long season.

Tom

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