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Old 04-16-2018, 07:03 AM
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so i have noticed a lot of oil leaking out of my prop so I did a visual inspection, it appears it is coming from the intake so I'm assuming it is a reed valve. The motor is running fine but leaking a lot of oil. Could a reed valve leak this much?? Going to pull the intake and reed valve assy, is it hard? couldn't find any videos on utube, my go to solution.
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I suggest you ID your engine, so someone can help you.
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so i have noticed a lot of oil leaking out of my prop so I did a visual inspection, it appears it is coming from the intake so I'm assuming it is a reed valve. The motor is running fine but leaking a lot of oil. Could a reed valve leak this much?? Going to pull the intake and reed valve assy, is it hard? couldn't find any videos on utube, my go to solution. I have a 07 E-Tec 175
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:44 AM
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I have a 07 E-Tec 175
Yeah, that is what e-tec and Evinrude hides ....
Same happen if you let run a e-tec in a tank for a hour and you will find a lot of oil in the water
It seems that e-tec is burning only a part of the oil injected to comply with environmental laws and the rest get dumped in the sea ...
I saw this several times in the test tank of the shipyard i worked and that was a reason why i stepped away from e-tec engines.
Make also a math, e-tec engines run at 2% mix (if using their expensive synt oil) and that must create smoke, but here is no smoke. So where is the oil going???

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Old 04-16-2018, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrigelKarrer View Post
Yeah, that is what e-tec and Evinrude hides ....
Same happen if you let run a e-tec in a tank for a hour and you will find a lot of oil in the water
It seems that e-tec is burning only a part of the oil injected to comply with environmental laws and the rest get dumped in the sea ...
I saw this several times in the test tank of the shipyard i worked and that was a reason why i stepped away from e-tec engines.
Make also a math, e-tec engines run at 2% mix (if using their expensive synt oil) and that must create smoke, but here is no smoke. So where is the oil going???

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Chris, what I'm seeing is an anomaly. This is not normal. I can't speak to what you are describing. is it a major job to replace the reed assy? any hidden secrets I need to knwo before hand?
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Originally Posted by c_hook20 View Post
Chris, what I'm seeing is an anomaly. This is not normal. I can't speak to what you are describing. is it a major job to replace the reed assy? any hidden secrets I need to knwo before hand?
Reeds don't leak oil. Get you head away from thinking it is an issue with reeds.

The above poster is right, DI engines don't "burn" all of the oil like traditional 2 stokes do.

I would identify the leak source, if from the intake/reed area I would look that the oil metering pump is still accurate and go from there
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so i have noticed a lot of oil leaking out of my prop so I did a visual inspection, it appears it is coming from the intake
If it'sa lot of oil then there is a problem with your oil injection pump or with the "mechanism" who dumps the oil in the exhaust.
You probably have to bring the boat to a ETEC specialist who knows very well this engine and from where this oil leaks.
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