Yes I have been there and asked , its a good forum for info . i was told that its ore than likely the tach itself as if the signal from the engine was lost it wouldn't be running .
I guess I will just have to wait for the local dealer .
One thing for sure if i ever buy another boat or engine it be locally , dealing with a dealer hundreds of miles away is impossible ,
I know all dealers are supposed to be helpful with warranty etc you come second place if you didn't buy the engine there . Its not the dealers fault its the manufacturers not wanting to pay the full rate for the work .
Its not just etec its evry dealer in my experience ,boats cars bikes etc etc