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Evinrude ETEC 150

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I just noticed a bit of drive oil leaking from a small hole in my outboard. I have an Evinrude ETEC 150. Before I talk to the dealer, does anyone else with a 150 have a small hole on their engine like mine? Have you ever had drive oil leaking from it? Only have 19 hours on the engine. Let me know what you think.
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lower unit
Buddy I would have that seen about ASAP that looks like lower unit oil .if so you may have water in your foot if so you can burn the your lower unit $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and more$$$$$
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fluid
could be burnt engine oil residue or grease that got wet or something just draining out?
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Yep
It's defintely lower drive oil. Going to have it looked at tomorrow.
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E-Tec
Greg, let us know what they tell you please. I just bought a new one and it did the same thing, even some oil on the motor cover after running the better part of the morning. I figured it was because in the first two hours the motor uses twice as much oil while running, thanks.

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E-Tec
I had that happen on several motors of different brands in the past when the lower unit was exposed to direct sun light. The heat will build up the pressure beyond what the seals can hold and release a little. I do have a 90 E-Tec and that happened a couple months ago on mine. I checked the oil and everything was OK. I have been having it since August 2007. I changed the lower unit oil and there was no water in it. I know they say that you don't need to change the oil for 300 hours, but it is my motor after 300 hours and I will change it every year just like I have always done.

There is an E-Tec web page that you can post this to and get very good answers.

http://forums.etecownersgroup.com/mb/barnaclebill

I would still check it out by opening the bottom drain screw just a little to see if any water will come out and that the oil is not milky showing water in the oil. The oil coming out of that hole looks good.
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We shall see...
Talked with Evinrude (BRP) today on the phone and they said to get it in to have it looked at. I have read some posts else where that talk about an o ring leaking somewhere. Hope its an easy fix and am glad it's still under warranty. Have only had it 2 months. Hope this is not a sign of things to come.
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Fixed
I got my boat back today and they found two orings leaking below the water pump. They replaced them under warranty from BRP with no problems. Seems like there was a bad batch of orings that went out in some of their motors and I was lucky enough to get one of them. Hope I don't have any more problems but looks like for now it's fixed. Looking forward to getting out fishing again soon.
Greg
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It's in everything!
Greg,
I wouldn't be too worried about the Etec. I am a fan of Yamaha and had to have a rebuild after 37 hours 2 years ago. I had a 97' Mercury that blew since the oil pump gear was made of plastic and broke w/o warning. They all have issues! It doesn't matter the brand!

Good luck and fish hard!
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best outboard
The best outboard motor out there is the one with the longest, most comprehensive warranty. period. They will all have problems, like the other person said.
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