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Whoopbass

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I have a 2017 225hp G2 on the back of a Ranger bass boat. It ran great for the first 30hrs and then it got a little sluggish one trip. The next trip out it was still running a bit sluggish but then got worse and would barely get out of the hole. I noticed the VST was leaking fuel so I took it in and had it replaced under warranty. Next trip out I could tell it didn't sound quite right and when I punched it it had trouble getting getting out of the hole. The most I could get out of it was 60 mph @ 5160 RPM. Before this happened the hole shot was strong and I could get 70 mph out of it. It's not showing any codes.

I did a compression check before I took it in to have the VST replaced and all the cylinders were about 130# cold. The plugs were black with soot which I assume the VST caused but may be wrong? Could the motor be getting too much fuel or oil?

The motor has the common G2 issues i've heard of like the motor shutting off randomly and difficulty power loading on the trailer because it doesn't want to get up and go.

My local authorized Evinrude mechanic admits he doesn't know squat about them and suggested I take it to their other boat dealership that is 2 hrs away where the mechanic is suppose to be more knowledgeable. 

I thought I would ask here if anyone has any ideas what was going on so I can give the new mechanic a lead or two on how to fix this motor. 


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No such thing as a 2017 225HP G2 so post serial and model number if you want help. Anyone done fuel pressure and vacuum checks and not for a while has shutting off been a problem due to the key switch that has been used for at least a year now-so you want to check that and make sure yours is not old stock. As for "power loading" not heard that one. Surely anyone worth opening doors to the public would not need to be told how to fix it.

Post a history report too if you want help.
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You know damn well they make 225 hp G2 motors. I don't know what you're being nit picky about but if its that way here then no I don't need your help.
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You know damn well they make 225 hp G2 motors. I don't know what you're being nit picky about but if its that way here then no I don't need your help.


You may want to apologize to one of the best Evinrude techs around and a moderator of this site. He is asking you a valid question and trying to educate you at the same time.

If you do not want to learn or back off on the attitude there are plenty of boating websites without any trained techs but with members who will be eager to misinform you.

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I stand by statement. He knows they make my motor but he's just being a turd. My head hurts trying to interpret that mess he wrote. I'm outta here.........
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You can be out of here, no problem. I said they do not make a 2017 model 225HP, they make 225HP with different model numbers like AA, AB AG etc and that helps us help you but you do not want help so I think you are the turd. It sure sounds like a fuel problem and again that is why I offered the advise to check with fuel pressure and vacuum gauges-but if your head hurts after offering this sort of advise best of luck to you. 
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http://www.etecownersgroup.com/post/show_single_post?pid=25488003&postcount=1&forum=115574

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To better help you with correct answers to your questions, please include the complete model number of your motor so we know exactly what engine is being discussed.

As of 2012 there are no more calendar year designations for Evinrude outboards, everything is now related to model number - the same as with other manufacturers such as Mercury and Yamaha, etc. 

For parts and technical information we require the model number that is printed on the motor's serial number plate.



A serial number is helpful also to determine any mid-year changes that sometimes occur in production plus it is needed if the question pertains to anything warranty related.

Certain mid-year changes, updates, recalls, and service bulletins are also determined by engine serial number.

Thank you.
 

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some people need to read before they start pounding the keyboard.
Huey, power loading is using the motor to push the boat up onto the trailer, usually rollers or flat slide trailers.

Rangers are infamous for boat fuel system restrictions that kill motors from too lean condition
Huey

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Thanks Cliff on the explanation of power loading. personally driven alot of G2 onto a trailer and can not say i have had a problem doing so. Yes I have heard that about Ranger even all the way down here and why i mentioned what I did.
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Mine has always been strong driving onto trailer, Even with one coil down.
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Never had a problem " power loading" getting my rig off the trailer "power unloading?" is a bit of a problem...no rollers.. Good driver in the Ute and a hard braking action makes this easier. Wonder what that's called. Hmmmm. Learned something on this thread even tho the original writer has no manners.
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I have same issue power loading and I thought it was just an ism. I
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