Is the Evinrude ETEC reliable?

The Evinrude E-Tec outboard motor is one of the most reliable models of outboard motors on the market. The manufacturer, Bombardier, claims that the engine can run for over 300 hours without maintenance. Still, to avoid problems it is best to service the engine according to the owner’s manual.

Are Evinrude outboard motors any good?

Despite their 2-stroke status, Evinrude outboards are marketed as the cleanest on the planet. They do have the distinction of being the first outboard manufacturers ever to receive the EPA’s Clean Air Technology Excellence Award.

Are ETEC good motors?

In short, at the time of writing, E-Tecs are the cleanest outboards on the planet. Cheaper to maintain: On average, maintenance costs for an Evinrude outboard engine are up to 50% less than maintenance costs for a four-stroke outboard over the first three years of ownership. My E-Tec saves me thousands.

Is the 90 eTec a reliable outboard?

I read somewhere that the 90 is one of the most reliable outboards made by any manufacturer. You hear of people not achieving the RPM’s they think they ought to have. You hear of these oil tank issues. But overall, these are minor problems. It’s a great motor. You won’t be sorry if you go with the 90 ETEC. I love mine.

What are the most common problems with Evinrude 90 hp E-TEC engines?

In this article, I will discuss the most common problems with Evinrude 90 HP E-Tec engines. 1. Poppet Valve Issue: Poppet valves need replacing due to overheating. This happens with V-6 blocks or big blocks in general. The engine overheats due to various reasons. You can tell by overheating on the muffs.

Is there any problem with E-TEC at full throttle?

At full throttle we have not experienced the problem so far. The control box stores error 38 (oil pressure). The E-TEC is running with special E-TEC oil. When looking at the small oil hoses which lead from the oil pump to the engine block, you see small air bubbles inside the hoses.

How reliable is a 90 outboard motor?

I read somewhere that the 90 is one of the most reliable outboards made by any manufacturer. You hear of people not achieving the RPM’s they think they ought to have.