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Old 11-15-2016, 10:27 PM
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Default 1999 Evinrude Ficht 150 won't stay on. Please help.

I have a 1999 Evinrude Ficht 150. The problem I am having is that I can't seem to get my motor to stay on, on a cold start. It only stays on for 1 second and then turns off. Works great once it warms up but i have to crank it up 30 times before it warms up.
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I had the same engine a few years back, may not be it but I know that engine was very "finicky" when it came to spark plugs, the way the treads are made certain plugs will not line up correctly, we would buy 12 plugs for 6 spots bc some you just can't get to line up, mechanic told us to do this, once we got that right we didn't have issues with the engine. May have nothing to do with it but it's worth a shot to start with the cheaper troubleshooting. Do you run a lot of electronics or lighting as well? Leds etc?
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Fix.

Unbolt motor. Place on curb.
Buy a New Etec.
Old 11-16-2016, 10:47 PM
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I do believe it has a temp sensor that adjusts fuel for starting, pretty common for those to fail.
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I have a 2000 225 I bought last fall with the same problem. What I have found is that the idle is too low when it is cold and I am confident that is the stalling problem. I haven't figured out how to fix it yet, however. My temperature sensor is working, fuel pressure is good, injector voltage is good, compression is good and timing is correct. The TPS voltage is at .47V but there is no published spec for it that I can find. I think I am going to try bumping that up to about .53V and see what happens.
I had a stalling problem and low idle when warmed up but replacing thermostats fixed that, they were stuck open. As an aside, take the thermostat covers off every year or two and grease them. I needed a hole saw, hammer and chisel to get one off.
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As FICHT injectors wear, they get leaner at the low end and richer on the high end. A sharp tech can sometimes play with the idle richness if they know what they are doing. It is best to send the injectors out for rebuilding and recalibrating to eliminate the problem. This assumes that everything else pertaining to the motor is within specs and operational.
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Originally Posted by Dempsey15 View Post
Fix.

Unbolt motor. Place on curb.
Buy a New Etec.
HAHAHA... Tempting!
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Originally Posted by Rojo37 View Post
I had the same engine a few years back, may not be it but I know that engine was very "finicky" when it came to spark plugs, the way the treads are made certain plugs will not line up correctly, we would buy 12 plugs for 6 spots bc some you just can't get to line up, mechanic told us to do this, once we got that right we didn't have issues with the engine. May have nothing to do with it but it's worth a shot to start with the cheaper troubleshooting. Do you run a lot of electronics or lighting as well? Leds etc?
Rojo37,
Thanks for the advise. I know exactly you mean. I actual went through several dusk to dawn sensors on my front porch before I got one to face the right direction. Since the spark plugs have to be indexed, I will double check the work. Thank you

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