The Boating Forum - Multiple Ignition Coil Failure - Evinrude 200 Ficht

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Chopper56
09-18-2010, 05:56 PM
I have a 2000 Evinrude 200 HP Ficht injected engine. It was running great last weekend for about an hour until I backed of the throttle to deal with some rough water. The check engine alarm sounded, the engine shut down and it wouldn't fire at all. After a tow back to the marina (thank God for tow insurance) I hooked up the diagnostic software and got alarm codes indicating Ignition coils 2 through 6 had an open primary circuit. What could cause 5 of 6 coils to fail like that all of a sudden? There are no other alarms. Please help. I'm about ready to pray for a hurricane!


jeffro22
09-18-2010, 06:54 PM
I am not sure as I havent seen coils go bad that often. If you want a good used set of coils let me know, but i dont think thats your problem. my feeling is, your emm is going bad. Might want to give DFI a call and speak with them about it

seahorse
09-18-2010, 10:19 PM
If the codes were from 81 through 86 - a handful of 8's - that means that the internal ignition section of the EMM failed and there are open circuits.

You either have to by a new EMM through a dealer, lots of $$$, or have DFI Technologies repair yours


Chopper56
09-20-2010, 06:16 AM
If the codes were from 81 through 86 - a handful of 8's - that means that the internal ignition section of the EMM failed and there are open circuits.

You either have to by a new EMM through a dealer, lots of $$$, or have DFI Technologies repair yours

Thanks Seahorse. I actually got codes 82 through 86. For some reason no code 81. I suspect that doesn't change much. If the EMM is the problem how difficult is it to swap out considering the fact that I have the software? I'm trying to save for putting my 4th kid through college. If I can't find a way to keep the expenses down I may have to pull the boat and store it for quite a while.

seahorse
09-20-2010, 06:50 AM
On and off is simple nut and bolt work. Call the folks at dfitechnologies.com then send the EMM to them. Chances are you will need new rubber gromments for the mounting areas.

Installation is straight forward - use #320107 tyraps for the water and exhaust sensor hoses and use the software to set the timing.

If it hasn't been done recently, it would be a good idea to remove and clean the exhaust pressure sensor or replace if too bad to clean.

mako23gulfport
09-20-2010, 08:14 AM
Chopper same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Check your power supply to the fuse panel under the cowl.

fireman_bob
09-27-2010, 08:50 AM
Mako23gulfport can you please tell me exactly what you found wrong in the fuse panel that corrected this problem? I have the same "handful of eights" on my motor from this weekend and I want to be absolutely sure its the EMM before replacing it. (I had codes 81-86).
Thank you.

Chopper56
10-05-2010, 05:52 AM
Chopper same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Check your power supply to the fuse panel under the cowl.

Mako,
More detail please. I'm going to try to get a look at it this weekend. If I can't get it figured out I'll have to assume its the ECU which means I pull the boat for the season. I'd like to invesstigate the possibility you suggested before I do that. Thanks.



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