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Old 12-28-2017, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
Yeah....your right. It was my bad skills that sent the EMM out to get rebuilt and then the motor ran like a top for another 300 hrs or so. You are an idiot...


I think the part of his post that was fair is that you’ve indicated every Ficht and E-tec you’ve worked on had EMM issues, while others who have worked on them acknowledge they sometimes but far from always have issues. I suspect, and think others probably do too, that you are dramatically exaggerating the “every one” part if you worked on as many as you indicated. If “every one” is five or six, or if you advertised “Ficht EMM repair specialist,” then it might make sense. But otherwise if you want to stand by claiming to have worked on a lot of them, and diagnosing EMM issues by phone, and having problems on every one of them, then I think it’s going to be fair to expect your skills to be questioned by other guys in the business with different experiences. I just don’t think you really want to stand by all those claims.

It sounds like you are exaggerating something to me, but I don’t know you or know what. I’m just saying what it sounds like from far away on the internet.

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Old 12-28-2017, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by HighSpeedPursuit View Post
Wait....reading information about many failed ETEC G1 EMM failures on the owners forum is not credible?
Yet g1's are still covered under the 10 year warranty, yep evinrude will be bankrupt soon wont be able to make those repairs.
Old 12-28-2017, 08:43 AM
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Why all this Willy Waving about G1 EMMs when this discussion is about G2? - we've already seen a post about the way the EMM and the cooling has been improved for the G2, so the last page or two is a discussion that is irrelevant to this thread.

(as an aside, of the G1 Etec owners I personally know, one has had an EMM replaced and another had an EMM replaced when actually the problem was a crushed washer in the throttle body, so definitely not all G1's suffer from EMM problems)
Old 12-28-2017, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Clinker View Post
Why all this Willy Waving about G1 EMMs when this discussion is about G2? - we've already seen a post about the way the EMM and the cooling has been improved for the G2, so the last page or two is a discussion that is irrelevant to this thread.

(as an aside, of the G1 Etec owners I personally know, one has had an EMM replaced and another had an EMM replaced when actually the problem was a crushed washer in the throttle body, so definitely not all G1's suffer from EMM problems)
Because the g2 haters are out of ammo.
Old 12-28-2017, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Texas 17 View Post
I think the part of his post that was fair is that you’ve indicated every Ficht and E-tec you’ve worked on had EMM issues, while others who have worked on them acknowledge they sometimes but far from always have issues. I suspect, and think others probably do too, that you are dramatically exaggerating the “every one” part if you worked on as many as you indicated. If “every one” is five or six, or if you advertised “Ficht EMM repair specialist,” then it might make sense. But otherwise if you want to stand by claiming to have worked on a lot of them, and diagnosing EMM issues by phone, and having problems on every one of them, then I think it’s going to be fair to expect your skills to be questioned by other guys in the business with different experiences. I just don’t think you really want to stand by all those claims.

It sounds like you are exaggerating something to me, but I don’t know you or know what. I’m just saying what it sounds like from far away on the internet.
Don't know what to tell ya....every repeat customer I had experienced EMM issues. Probably 6 out of 6 or so, but I don't remember. I think I had one out of towner down in Islamorada that I had to work on that wasn't an EMM but he wasn't a full time customer. Again, this isn't like it's some mysterious issue. It's well known. The reason I could troubleshoot by phone was because my customers would call me out in the water broke down. They would get the dreaded "three light salute" flashing light code and motor would not turn over and in about 15 minutes the motor would run fine (cool down). I knew right away the EMM was damaged...probably due from overheat. Again...it was a KNOWN issue that happened about every 300-400 hrs or so.
Old 12-28-2017, 09:26 AM
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Same boat was on the other side of the parking lot when I was there, right by the marina in Provo.
that's awesome.....I wonder if she made it through the recent storms.
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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
Don't know what to tell ya....every repeat customer I had experienced EMM issues. Probably 6 out of 6 or so, but I don't remember. I think I had one out of towner down in Islamorada that I had to work on that wasn't an EMM but he wasn't a full time customer. Again, this isn't like it's some mysterious issue. It's well known. The reason I could troubleshoot by phone was because my customers would call me out in the water broke down. They would get the dreaded "three light salute" flashing light code and motor would not turn over and in about 15 minutes the motor would run fine (cool down). I knew right away the EMM was damaged...probably due from overheat. Again...it was a KNOWN issue that happened about every 300-400 hrs or so.
With all due respect....do you know how long you need to run the engine while the overheat horn is blaring to get the EMM to shut down like that? I am also glad you provided more insight as to how these guys were operating their engines.

Those guys destroyed their EMM on their own accord. If they would have simply, turned the engine off when the overheat sounded, they would have saved their EMMs.

It's basically like saying my car is a POS because I blew the engine because I kept driving with the overheat light on.
Old 12-28-2017, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by HighSpeedPursuit View Post
Wait....reading information about many failed ETEC G1 EMM failures on the owners forum is not credible?
It was sarcasm bro, try to keep up. And one failed EMM, not many.
Old 12-28-2017, 10:11 AM
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Many G1's never mentioned the G2..but ok.

Originally Posted by HTJ View Post
It was sarcasm bro, try to keep up. And one failed EMM, not many.
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With all due respect....do you know how long you need to run the engine while the overheat horn is blaring to get the EMM to shut down like that? I am also glad you provided more insight as to how these guys were operating their engines.

Those guys destroyed their EMM on their own accord. If they would have simply, turned the engine off when the overheat sounded, they would have saved their EMMs.

It's basically like saying my car is a POS because I blew the engine because I kept driving with the overheat light on.
As I said before, this is local issue where the boaters are driving their boats in places where they are running through sand/silt clogging up the cooling system. I'll bet every one of the motors had a skeg that looked like someone took a sander to it. Pretty easy to do in the Keys if you aren't paying attention to where you are going.
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Originally Posted by midcap View Post
With all due respect....do you know how long you need to run the engine while the overheat horn is blaring to get the EMM to shut down like that? I am also glad you provided more insight as to how these guys were operating their engines.

Those guys destroyed their EMM on their own accord. If they would have simply, turned the engine off when the overheat sounded, they would have saved their EMMs.

It's basically like saying my car is a POS because I blew the engine because I kept driving with the overheat light on.
Not true....simply not true. No overheat alarm on any of the situations.
Listen.....believe what you want. Evinrude is the best thing since sliced bread. They took the market by storm and left all others holding thier dicks. That's why you see them everywhere. My bad......

this search took me all of 7 seconds.....
Help 200 ficht trouble, 3 lights on
Old 12-28-2017, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
Not true....simply not true. No overheat alarm on any of the situations.
Listen.....believe what you want. Evinrude is the best thing since sliced bread. They took the market by storm and left all others holding thier dicks. That's why you see them everywhere. My bad......

this search took me all of 7 seconds.....
Help 200 ficht trouble, 3 lights on
Hold on a second there.

are you talking about ECU, Air Cooled EMM, water cooled Ficht/DI EMMs or actual G1 Etec EMMs?

I don't think anyone is denying Ficht.DI EMMs had issues, there are SOP inplace by the repair guys that put in better components than what came from the factory.
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Any chance we can get a head shrinker on here to help us diagnose why the same people ALWAYS derail a thread and turn the conversation into a dumpster fire? Head shrinker, I request you:
- Diagnose the condition
- Make recommendations for therapy (away from THT)
- Recommend meds
- Moderator, please create a sticky with above information to help avoid ruining threads

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Agreed. It always amazes me why folks care, or even "bash", what another guy has hanging on the back of his boat....Damn, are you that insecure? Chill the heck out... This is supposed to be a boating forum so we can learn from each other's success AND failures....

I don't care if you have an old Chrysler outboard that smokes like the bug man, if it gets you on the water, rock on.
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Agreed. It always amazes me why folks care, or even "bash", what another guy has hanging on the back of his boat....Damn, are you that insecure? Chill the heck out... This is supposed to be a boating forum so we can learn from each other's success AND failures....

I don't care if you have an old Chrysler outboard that smokes like the bug man, if it gets you on the water, rock on.
Amen brother.
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You know those shops which arent interested in finding the problem but charging you an enormous amount of money and making you a ‘repeat’ costumer.... yeah, this dude sounds like he ran one of those

P.S im waiting for the crappy resale of the g2’s so its affordable for me to repower!
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The jury on my brand new G2 200 HO is still out. When I bought a brand new tritoon with it on last year, it did have a fuel issue, and a weird noise (I think I posted my youtube video with the noise). It also had the issue of just dying on me (bad switch fixed that). So since new, it was fixed 4 times - but I went out on it hard for last 3 weeks of summer and it didn't give me any more trouble. The power is amazing. Make sure you have latest programming.
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Originally Posted by Fatherof4 View Post
Agreed. It always amazes me why folks care, or even "bash", what another guy has hanging on the back of his boat....Damn, are you that insecure? Chill the heck out... This is supposed to be a boating forum so we can learn from each other's success AND failures....

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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
Yeah....your right. It was my bad skills that sent the EMM out to get rebuilt and then the motor ran like a top for another 300 hrs or so. You are an idiot...
You sound like a schmuck, so I imagine your mechanical skills would be called into question. Perhaps needlepoint is more your style.
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Thinking about a potential repower for my 2003 Dauntless 220 with an old Merc/Yamaha 4 stroke 225.

I like what I'm reading from the G2 owners, and thinking either 250HO or 300....
The weight savings will be about 75lbs from my research.... 613 vs 537

Tons of Evinrude support up here in Wisconsin.... The whaler pros said going all the way up to the 300 would not be an issue, the boat could handle it easy.....

Trying to get a grasp on what I'll be looking at here....

Got a pair of Simrad GO9's but would likely add one of the Icon guages, If I could get Auto Trim on the 3.5, that would likely be my choice, but I have a feeling I'll need the 4.3 for the extra support ?!?!?

Also - Does one just hook up the hydraulic steering lines from what I currently have on the boat to these new motors with power steering ?!?!

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