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Ralph162

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Hello,

I am new to the board and new to me Etec's. First I would like to say hello, and that I plan to contribute to this board now that I am an owner of Etec's.

I purchase a 2000 Noosa Cat 2700 (yes, most people are like "what did you buy?"). The boat has twin 2006 Etec 175's (250 hrs). My only experience with DFI's were a pair of HPDI's I owned and liked on another boat. So far, I have operated the boat for about 20 hours and have been impressed with the performance of the motors, reasonably quiet, powerful, smooth running, and seem to power the boat well (topping out at 49mph at 5300 rpm). Motors are running XD50 but I will be changing over to XD100. They really don't smoke much, I just would prefer the less frequent oil refills.

I do have a couple of questions right off the bat, if anyone would oblige...

1)  I have a loose vacuum cable at the lower unit.  Not sure what it is. The other tube next to it is connected to the right angle adapter on my lower unit, guessing that one is my speedo. Not sure what this one is?

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2) I am considering upgrading to electronic throttle controls. I have had a hard time getting the engines to sync and maintain RPM. I am looking at the Glendinning Smart Actuator II. But I was also wondering if I can retrofit Evinrude Icon controls, I was also wondering which option would be better.

3) I am getting a"Vessel Mismatch - Configuration Mismatch detected" error on my iCommand gauges. I believe I have matched the settings for the engine/boat config. But I keep getting this message when I start the motors.

4) I am having trouble locating the 2006 "Operator's Guide" on the Evinrude website. I found the 2007, but wasn't sure if the difference in year mattered.

5) It seems that the VST filter is on the rear of the motor, behind the top half of the motor. Other models seemed to have it on the side. Just wanted to make sure I have the right location, and how often I should be replacing that filter. On my HPDI's it was very important to do so regularly. It also seems like it would be tricky to access the filter in this location, as it is on the bottom part of the module

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6) any operational or maintenance advice would be appreciated.


Regards, Ralph

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Rule #1 Post model and serial. No such animal as an 06 175.

The item you list n question one is the speedometer pitot tube and is for speedo.

Question 2 will depend on model and serial.

Question 3 will need to be addressed with evinrude diagnostics and updating the engines identity for each engine. Port will need to be 0 and starboard 1

Question 4 will depend on model and serial

Question 5 VST filter is in the base of the VST and is easily accessible by splitting the lower motor covers. Be extremely cautious while removing clamps and hoses to avoid breaking the plastic nipple of the VST.

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Thanks...I appreciate all the info! Trying to shake out as much as I can before I pull the boat for the winter. Only had it a couple of weeks.

The Model # is E175DCXSUF and the serial is 05154876. The sticker on the motor says 4/2006, so I was assuming it is a 2006. But I guess that makes sense, must be a 2007.

1) I see a tube on the lower unit, that connects to a small plastic elbow just on top of the forward part of the lower unit. That appears to be connected, I was assuming that was the speedo. The tube in the pic I posted had me confused. If that is the speedo, where do I connect it? I assume it should not be hanging loose?

2) The Model # is E175DCXSUF and the serial is 05154876 I do a lot of log range offshore fishing, so electronic controls will probably help me maintain RPM and Sync for long runs. Wasn't sure what my options were.

3) Thanks, I am waiting on the marina to run the diagnostics, I will mention the mismatch error to them

4) The Model # is E175DCXSUF and the serial is 05154876. Ok. if it's a 2007, then I found the operators guide.

5) Thanks, that helps a lot. How often have you been changing your VST filter?





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 Trace out the hose in question, those pitot tube speed gauges are less than accurate at best so don't bother to use it, GPS is far "more better"! 5300 RPM seems a bit low, should be 5650 - 5750 for optimal engine life. Remove the two lower pans, very carefully, clean the insides with a soap solution as well as the power head just don't go crazy with the hose to the power head and let dry. Remove the exhaust sensor, clean-out or replace if burned, located on the lower port side and has a hose connected to it of which goes to the EMM. Change thermos and o-rings, use tripple guard grease on the cap threads and don't over tighten. As stated the VST filter is easy to change or clean just be very carefull of the plastic nipples as the unit is non-servicable, which means you would have to buy the whole unit if you break it-not cheap!!! Good luck and Welcome ~
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yep, it is a 2007 model
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Hello Ralph,
 I have a 2008 ETEC 175, owned it since new. I would suggest investing in an Evninrude service manual. I have one and can give you info to order. I just replaced my fuel pump for the second time,seems to last three years. It is attached to the VST by a single torx head screw. Used to be you had to order pump and canister together but that is no longer the case. Also I would advise when replacing parts to search the web. I was quoted several hundred dollars for the pump only by local dealers but located a genuine Evinrude Part No. 5009119 replacement kit online for only $122 and no sales tax. The online dealer was http://www.DuskyOnline.com in Florida. To remove the VST filter, remove lower engine side covers, remove lower hose closest to you and then take a sheet metal screw and slowly screw it in to the filter then give it a gentle tug and it will come out. You will need the special OETIKER clamps and oetiker clamp pliers to re-secure the hose to the canister. Feel free to PM me with any questions and  I will help out best I can. BTW my engine also has the Question 1 blocked off hose, came that way from the factory. You might also want to find out when the last water pump rebuild occurred. I completed this task earlier this year its pretty straightforward this is kit for this also, part number 5001595.
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Thanks alot! I appreciate the info and will definitely be in touch if I have any questions.

I did recently download the service manual and it has really helped me understand the operation of the different systems. This  knowledge will definitely help me troubleshoot issues that come up.

The dealer has the boat and is replacing the iCommand gauges, throttle cables and throttle control. I went with the Teleflex extreme cables and the Telefex control. The gauges appeared to have a systemic issue, but being out of warranty, they gave me no consideration, even though the issues were well known with these early models. I was a little disappointed that they didn't stand behind there product, but oh well...live and learn.

I am letting the dealer do the 300 hour service this year and the water pumps...next year I will start handling these things myself. I will also see what the dealer doesn't perform and decide if  feel I need to do it. One of them is the VST filters....if the dealer doesn't do them, i am guessing I should probably make sure they get done? 10 years/300 hours would seem like a good idea?

That info on the fuel pump is great, thanks. Plan on using this boat for offshore..so I prefer to be safe than sorry.

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Out of respect for the Evinrude dealer shop and parts retailer small business owner that pays for this site out of his slim profits, we try not to promote other retailers online business sellers of new E-TEC parts
Joe, aka Mr. Evinrude dba Barnacle Bills, kindly keeps the servers and lights on for all E-TEC owner affectionados so that we can gain access to and pick the brains of some of the best shop owner managers and shop service managers E-TEC techs in the industry.
Best site on the web for us that service and repair our own motors.
We users kindly ask that new users to the site help us keep the bytes of information flowing and the server bills paid by buying parts from and supporting Joe.

We are very lucky that Joe's business survived the OMC fiscal mismanagement fiasco and almost destruction of Evinrude.  Many shops did not.

 

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Hi steelhead,
Refer. "We are very lucky that Joe's business survived the OMC fiscal mismanagement fiasco and almost destruction of Evinrude. Many shops did not."
Perhaps newer members may be interested to read this article that I recently came across. Bear in mind that I'm fairly new to Evinrude so this is all "History" to me whereas I would think that you lived through those times. (Hey, not saying you're old LOL ) I'm 65 but my involvement with boats and Evinrude is fairly recent.
http://boatmags.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-an-outboard-giant/

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Rule #1 Post model and serial. No such animal as an 06 175.

The item you list n question one is the speedometer pitot tube and is for speedo.

Question 2 will depend on model and serial.

Question 3 will need to be addressed with evinrude diagnostics and updating the engines identity for each engine. Port will need to be 0 and starboard 1

Question 4 will depend on model and serial

Question 5 VST filter is in the base of the VST and is easily accessible by splitting the lower motor covers. Be extremely cautious while removing clamps and hoses to avoid breaking the plastic nipple of the VST.
just came across this. The serial plate on my engine states it’s a 2006 175
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You may have just come across this but it does not change what was said back in 2016, no such animal as a 2006 model 175Hp G1 E-TEC. As per back then your engine could have been made in 2006 but it will have "SU" are the thrid and second last letters in the model number making it a 2007 model.
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