The Evinrude E-Tec outboard motor is one of the most reliable models of outboard motors on the market. The manufacturer, Bombardier, claims that the engine can run for over 300 hours without maintenance. Still, to avoid problems it is best to service the engine according to the owner’s manual. This will help eliminate problems before they occur.
Failure to Start
There are a variety of reasons why an Evinrude E-Tec outboard motor may fail to start. First check the fuel and oil levels. Change the oil and add fresh fuel. Set the idle speed to “high,” as low idle speeds may not be enough to get the engine going.