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i have a '10 25 hp etec that hit a rock last season. Had to replace the lower unit along with the drive shaft. After it was "fixed" I took it out a few times before the end of the year. The first two times I noticed a fair amount of steam possibly mixed with exhaust but never ran it wide open. The last time out after launching I was running wide open and after about 5 minutes I heard a subtle tone change in the sound of the engine. Another 5-10 min it dropped in tone again. I shifted into neutral and noticed a good amount of steam once again. For the next our or so, I would fish then run a bit. The engine kept losing more power to the point of not being able to get up on plane. At that point I called it a day and pulled it off the lake. I talked to a guy from BRP who hadn't heard of that problem before. His one and only thought was that the guy who put the lower unit on bought it un-lubricated and that might be causing an issue. Any thoughts?
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Rule #1 of this forum, post model and serial
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++ to Olypopper as always!  And, can you still spin the prop freely by hand in Neutral?  Any noise or gritty feeling?

Next step might be to pull the drain plug and see if there's anything in there.  The "steam" may be coming from an overheated LU?

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Sorry, new at this. The motor is being looked at (so I don’t have access to the model and serial number) but I don’t have high expectations from the shop it’s in. The prop spins. I’ll ask about the grittiness. The shop that did the LU replacement bought a new replacement as there isn’t a big market for them nor a glut of salvaged. 
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If an overheated condition is severe on a 25-30 hp E-TEC, the exhaust tuner tube could be deformed and that could cause a loss of power. The dealer should have the service bulletin that describes that.
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Thanks for the info. I'll pass that along.
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