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Old 14 October 2017, 09:45   #1
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Evinrude ETEC 60hp Transom Break

hi i was the unfortunate person to experience two transon bracket breaks . the first one was fixed under warranty but evinrude would not fix the second one so i had to claim through my insurance . the third or fourth trip i went out on i stopped to talk to a friend . when i went to start it nothing happened . after two or three attempts it started but i turned it off to see if it would start it didnt . then it did . i tried another couple of times and it wouldnt start . my friend towed me back in . it took two months before i could get it into engineers as they were very busy . its taken 1 month to fix it . i have been told the engine wouldnt start because the engine rubber mounts were as i was told not as hard as they would like and this had effected the in gear switch inside the engine so stopping the engine starting . evinrude has fixed this under warranty so hopefully i can get out on the rib . could anyone advise me could this have caused the transom breaks in the beginning and how can the rubber on a engine mount be too soft . the engine is june 2015
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Old 14 October 2017, 10:51   #2
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That sounds to me like the dealer didn't quite get the adjustment right on the gear shift when they fitted the new transom brackets and rather than admit this they made an excuse
The rubber is either correct or they become detached and need replaced. Unless of course the dealers are saying evinrude got the mount material wrong
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Old 14 October 2017, 11:59   #3
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thanks beamishken would this cause other damage . i noticed a thin slither of metal on the deck . it was tiny but dont know where it came from
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Old 14 October 2017, 13:59   #4
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The start in gear protection is just a microswitch in the engine & it sounds like it or the cables was out of adjustment it shouldn't do any harm to anything else.
God knows what the piece of metal was you found hopefully something totally unrelated
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Old 14 October 2017, 14:39   #5
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well fingers crossed i will be out tomorrow . will be going with my mate just in case it doesnt go to plan
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Old 05 November 2017, 06:29   #6
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help needed again . i have got engine back after it was fixed . went out first time everything was fine . yesterday i went out with my friend who was on his rib as i have little faith in getting back . we went up the coast about three miles stopped to look at the scenery with engine on tick over . mate set off i pushed controls to forward and it didnt move ,sounded like gears didnt engage and then made a grating noise . put in reverse and it went backwards , tried forwards and still not working . turned engine off raised engine to have a look . dropped it back down and it would not even start like last time . i am going to take it back to evinrude dealer but i dont think the last time i had a problem he was totally honest with the cause . has anyone got any ideas on cause , thank for any replies
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Sounds like an adjustment or setup problem
Maybe time to find a different dealer!
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thanks beamishken i would go to another dealer but they are few and far between . the engines just over two years old and its close to 5 thousand pounds in repair bills . thats the original buying price . the last repair was a bit strange but they said it was done under warranty so if i take it back to them hopefully it will be free .edinburgh is next nearest dealer 80 mile and dont know if i would get it done under warranty . i am having an extension on my house or i would trade it in and get a yamaha , i wont be buying evinrude anytime soon
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Old 05 November 2017, 10:21   #9
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The etec sixty is not rocket science device. Look up control cable adjustment. I believe that this is a job that can be carried out by an oner. My nearest etec supplier is circa 100 miles away which is a good reason to learn your own engine.

For the last eight years I have carried out most of the work myself. It sounds to me that you have been let down by your service agent.

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Old 05 November 2017, 10:41   #10
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i am sure i could alter the control cable but in 12 months they have had about 5 grand in repairs to the engine and its stopped working so would adjusting cables fix this . i bought it new 2 yaers ago i would guess at least 8 months it hasnt been usable
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