I wondered whether anyone may be able to shed any light on an engine problem I am having.
I have been helping a mate with a boat project and in doing so have fitted a 2001 Evinrude 75 Ficht.
We saw the engine running on the previous owners boat with no problems. It has only done around 120 hours and seems like a sweet little engine.
Only problem is that having had it removed form the previous owners boat by a marine engineer we have now fitted it to my friends boat and now have a warning light.
The warning light in question is the CHK ENG (check engine) light which dispays on the rev counter.
Having connected the battery for the first time, we turned on the ignition and the ECU did the self test where all lights extinguish one by one. But then the CHK ENG illuminates permanently.
We have checked the oil and fuel lines and primed and bled both, also checked all the plugs which were disconnected by the marine engineer.
All seems OK.
Tried starting it in the water and it runs fine on tickover and in gear with a few revs but the buzzer sounds for ten seconds and the light stays illuminated. We have only run it for 10 - 15 seconds at a time to see if the problem will just 'go away' to no avail.
Any ideas on what else we could check would be much appreciated.