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Etec 60 2006 serial # 05131996.  Most times when I go out I get the no oil warning after about 100-200 yards of slow speed.  This repeats itself around 3 times and then the motor runs without issue.  I usually travel at slow speed for a few yards and then turn it off and restart and go until the warning comes on again.  By that time I am at my 1st fishing spot so I might not start it back up for up to an hour and then it usually is good to go.
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Time for an oil pump and software update.  
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Could this be a sensor thing?  It seems strange to me that I would get this on a basically cold engine and then I would not have any further issues until the next time I took the boat out.  Getting the boat to a dealer is difficult for me.
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Could this be a sensor thing?  It seems strange to me that I would get this on a basically cold engine and then I would not have any further issues until the next time I took the boat out.  Getting the boat to a dealer is difficult for me.


Yes, that's what it is.  However, sensors are not available as the factory updated inline pumps years ago and deleted the sensor and updated the programming to eliminate false no oil warnings (which is what you are experiencing).  The fix is to install a new pump and software.  

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Thanks for the reply.  It looks like there is very limited availability of this part and those that do have them are price gouging for it.
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Our first step in fixing cold no oil codes on the early pumps with sensors was to switch the engine to XD-100 oil, this included removing the sensor, cleaning it, and reprinting it with the XD-100. This was due to the thought that XD-100 would have better flow when cold, it worked a few times.
Most cases we replaced the pump with the new pump which had no sensor and installed the "inline oil update" program which told the EMM that there was no oil pressure sensor.
A couple of months ago I had an 06 inline engine with the original pump having the same problem. Due to the high cost of the new pump and the fact that the original pump was still working. I cut the wire to the sensor and installed the inline oil update. I returned the engine to the customer and have not had it come back so I assume that my "repair" worked.
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I have never used anything but XD100 oil so that is not part of the equation.  The repair is >$1,000 just for parts.  So without a no oil sensor does the engine detect no oil by the overheat route?  My issue always seems to self correct itself so I might just put up with it or remove the sensor connection and get the update.  Do you need a special PC to do the update?  I see it needs a special connector cable which I do not recognize the terminals.  Other than that, the software update process seems pretty straight forward.
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OK, I found an article in this website that explains connecting to a PC.
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