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frankdean

Silver Level Member 11-2010
Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 27
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Used my boat for the first time this season. My 2010 90 h.p. e-tec started right up and ran fine for about 10 minutes. When I started engine back up the check engine light stayed on and alarm sounded. Had to idle back home in safe mode. This engine is so unrealiable. Some of you may remember the problems I had last year with the stalling problem. I just glad I was only a few miles from home. It would suck to have an off shore boat with a single e-tec and have to come home 90 miles in safe mode. Back to the shop again.

Huey

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Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 8,237
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Hi,without knowing the code it will hard, but the only thing setting off a check engine ligt and sending the engine into SAFE mode is to do with the 55V circuit, so I do hope you ahve a good battery and wing nuts. Having a quick read of your last post alot had to do with rigging and the dealer sayign one thing and BRP another-a bit like he said/she said and in the end a lazy injector was to blame-did they ever dismantle that inj and see what internally it look like because rare for an inj to work at high RPM and not low RPM unless it is blocked.

Check the boats electrical system and the engine for loose connections and do you have correct size battery with nylock nuts on the terminals?

Cheers,

Huey.
frankdean

Silver Level Member 11-2010
Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 27
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Hi Huey,
I don't know what they found with the injector last year. I do know replacing the injector fixed the problem. In regards to the battery, I replaced the battery with a 1,000 amp. battery as per your suggestion with no wing nuts. Why would the engine go into safe mode for an electrical problem? I may be old school but if the engine is pumping water and has oil, there should not be concern of damaging motor. Like I said, I would hate to be 90 miles off shore and have my engine go into safe mode. I dropped the boat off to a dealer Saturday. Not the same dealer as before. I will let you know the outcome.

Thanks, Frank
Huey

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Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 8,237
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Hi Frank, yes why not wait toll we know the codes at least and as i said the only thing that relates to check engine and SAFE is the 55V circuit and it is to protect the expensive engine components like EMM from excessive voltage from bad boat wiring.

Not much more we can do until we have more info and I would hate to be 90 miles from shore and have an outboard that melts the wiring because it does not protect itself like an E-TEC.

Cheers,

Huey.
frankdean

Silver Level Member 11-2010
Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 27
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Got my boat back. The dealer said it threw codes 12 and 13. Said it was the TSP sensor. I have not tried it out but he said it was fine now and no engine light is on.

Huey

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Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 8,237
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Hi, good to hear but code 12 and 13 relate to the TPS and do not set the engine into SAFE mode like you stated in your first post. I am betting you were not in SAFE mode but because of a TPS code like this the engine will not go above idle. The most common cause is a badly adjusted control cable and/or cheap after market ones-do you have genuine cables-I hope so because when set-up right the I-3 have been great for us. Try in the water and ask the tech if they checked the control cable adjustment and you have genuine cables.

Cheers,

Huey. 
frankdean

Silver Level Member 11-2010
Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 27
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I do have genuine BRP control cables. He showed me the part he replaced up high on the front of engine. I think he he just wrote it wrong on the receipt, TSP vice TPS. He said some small clips that looked like small washers from a distant had somehow come off. I would say it was in fact running at idle only. I could not have been making more than 3 knotts.

Huey

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Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 8,237
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Hi, at the end of the day as long as it fixes your problem that is the main thing, but if the washers had fallen off I hope no one has been spraying lubricant around that area and not sure why you would not refit the washers instead of replacing the complete TPS. I do hope they did check the cable adjustment and did a TPS calibration as part of the work.

Cheers,

Huey.
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