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#11174625 - 10/20/15 11:01 AM E-Tec prob
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1856
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
2008 evinrude etec 150 118hrs. Taken care of.

Before I launch I always pump the bulb till its firm regardless that it's fuel injected. Well last trip I didn't and... It ran good for a couple hours and then I pulled into a cove and raised the motor ALL the way out of the motor due to stumps. Fished the cove for about 1.5 hours, dropped the motor down and fired right up and jumped on plans like normal. Well when it leveled out on plane I was at 3500-3650 RPMS when I went to give it some more throttle the rpms slowly dropped and I panicked and came to a quick stop and shut her down. Tried to re start, wasn't happening. Checked battery connection and checked bulb, bulb was completely empty, squeezed it and then it got firm. Took a couple cranks but motor started up and ran great again all day. What could have caused this?

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#11174634 - 10/20/15 11:05 AM Re: E-Tec prob [Re: Ricky Taylor]
buton Offline
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Registered: 05/28/10
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Loc: Cypress,Tx
bad gas?
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#11174658 - 10/20/15 11:14 AM Re: E-Tec prob [Re: Ricky Taylor]
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No sir, I filled it up right before that trip that day.

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#11174863 - 10/20/15 12:29 PM Re: E-Tec prob [Re: Ricky Taylor]
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Ricky, that doesn't always mean you got good gas. All underground gas tanks have condensation in them. They say your never supposed to get gas right after the station gets a load because all the sediment is stirred up. But I had the same problem on my motor. Turned out to be a bad bulb on mine. It would do the exact same thing. Die, pump the bulb and it would run good again. I put a new bulb on it and haven't had the problem since. Don't buy a cheap bulb at Walmart though, get a good Mercury one from a dealer.

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#11174965 - 10/20/15 01:09 PM Re: E-Tec prob [Re: Ricky Taylor]
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Jimmy, I never thought about that. Thank you. I will run it again and see if it does the same thing then I'll get a new bulb and line. Also do you always pump the bulb before you launch or start it?

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#11175352 - 10/20/15 04:22 PM Re: E-Tec prob [Re: Ricky Taylor]
JimmyP Offline
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I never do now that I have a good bulb.

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#11175375 - 10/20/15 04:32 PM Re: E-Tec prob [Re: Ricky Taylor]
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Also check all your air vents on the tanks, raising the motor that far up could have kinked a line.
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#11175742 - 10/20/15 08:09 PM Re: E-Tec prob [Re: Ricky Taylor]
shakey H Offline
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Registered: 09/29/14
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Loc: Friendswood/ Broaddus
Had a problem kind of like this with my 06 e-tech. It turn out to be a problem with the fuel pumps, my mechanic replaced both the pumps that are under the cowling and haven't had any more problems. Also thought I had bad gas at first.

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