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Old 17 June 2007, 10:07   #1
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Evinrude FICHT 115 oil leak

Anyone experienced (what looks like) used oil leaking inside engine casing? The local dealer says this is normal with this model and is nothing to worry about.

Its not affecting performance but makes a mess in the boat with the engine trimmed up!

Any thoughts/ experiences appreciated.
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Old 17 June 2007, 12:17   #2
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Check both ends of the pipe from the oil tank to the oil pump, quite often a leak will develop in this area, also check the top of the oil tank for any leaks when the engine is tilted up, annoying i know because of the mess it creates and the thought that not enough oil may not be circulating as a consequence.
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Old 17 June 2007, 14:33   #3
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Are you sure you haven't spilled some when filling up? Or maybe there is a breather from the oil tank that leaks when the engine is tilted?
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Old 18 June 2007, 05:13   #4
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Thaks Guys. The tank is housed seperately to the engine. I'll check the pipes as Tim suggested.
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Old 18 June 2007, 19:04   #5
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Ficht 115 oil leak

Depending on year of engine these engines suffer from oil leaks from the intake manifold, oil can leak past throttle plate pivots this makes for a messy engine tray, Later engines made by BRP modified shafts with sealing o rings but they still used to leak but nowhere near so bad not much you can do, this will not harm the motor,problem was cured on the E-Tec motor.

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Old 28 June 2007, 10:27   #6
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Thanks Keith thats really useful. It pretty much confirms what the French mechanic said 'tout les FICHT et comme ca'. It least I know I just have to wipe up the drips and live with it! Thanks again
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