• If this is your first visit to the iboats.com Boating Forums, be sure to check out the FAQ. To post a question or comment, begin by signing up. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


Announcement

Announcement Module
Collapse

Help Tip: If you have a question that has not been answered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new thread of your own. By starting your own thread, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum members.

Below are some additional forum policies in hopes of all iboats members will follow, Thank you.

1. Please do not reply to old topics or hijack existing topics. Old topics of a technical nature are like a library book, Please do not write in them.

2. Old topics should be considered archives and used for reference only. Please do not reply to them.

3. Do not take over someone elseís topic (aka hijack) with your own question, even if it is similar. If you have a question that has not been covered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new topic of your own.

4. If you have a question for the original poster (OP) and the topic is over 30 days old, send the OP a PM, he may not even visit the forums any longer, or may not notice your question in the old topic.

5. By starting your own topic, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum helpers that may not even notice your question when itís posted at the end of someone elseís topic. And those answers will be specific to your particular issue.

6. Please do not post to topics that have been inactive for more than 3 months unless you are the original poster. We have very active forums and any topic that remains inactive for that long should be considered "dead". It is especially confusing when there is an entirely new question posted to an old topic.

7. Posting at the end of any topic is considered to be hijacking the original posters topic which in turn subjects the topic to be closed if it continues to happen thus not making it fair to the original poster in the future had for some reason he/she needed to return for additional information or provide an update of the problem solved which is always welcomed within a reasonable amount of time frame.

8. Please note that you should see a red banner pop up near the bottom of each inactive topic asking you not to reply to old topics. The Red banner will read: Please note this topic has been inactive for 90 days. For the best results, please start a new topic.

Thank you all in advance for doing your part in helping iboats run a smooth ship.

Additional forum rules linked below.
http://forums.iboats.com/forum-rules-guidelines-405/
See more
See less

2001 Evinrude 15 4 stroke ? good outboard

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


  • 2001 Evinrude 15 4 stroke ? good outboard

    My Daughter is buying a 2001 15 4 stroke. I don't have the model # yet but it was supposedly the first of their 4 strokes. It's a one owner outboard and he has two boats so the smaller one did not get as much use. Freshwater use.

    I've read a few threads here with a few issues.

    I'll run it when it gets here on the muffs, but if it runs OK, what should we be aware of with this particular year?

    I can do the simple stuff myself and I plan to change the gas filter (if it has one), plugs, impeller, the lower gear oil and the oil check the anode and then bring it to an Evinrude dealer for a go over like a compression test and clean the carbs.

    Can a dealer hook it up to check how many hours on it with this model like the can the newer ones?

    Anything else I should ask the dealer to do?

    Worst case is I'd sell it on Craigslist ASAP if it's a problematic model and she could buy a newer one.

    Bottom line is if it runs OK . . . Ya or Nay on this model?

    Thx for any input
    2007 Lund 1425 Classic SS
    2007 40 hp Merc 4 stroke EFI ELPT

    http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Boat/?start=0

    http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/a...-8-08/?start=0


  • #2
    Re: 2001 Evinrude 15 4 stroke ? good outboard

    OMC built JohnnyRude 4 strokes in 8, 9.9 and 15HP in the late 90s, Expidia.

    I had a '97 Johnny 9.9, which was essentially the same as the 15 but might have had a different cam and a different carb. The Service manual covered the 9.9 and the 15. It was a sweet li'l engine (about 107lb.) and I liked it a lot. Smooth and quiet at low speeds, easy to start.

    Now, if what your daughter is getting is really a 2001 I don't know if that is the same engine or a Suzuki-built engine. I know nothing of the Suzi 15.

    We need a model number.
    sigpic

    Comment



    • #3
      Re: 2001 Evinrude 15 4 stroke ? good outboard

      Originally posted by JB View Post
      OMC built JohnnyRude 4 strokes in 8, 9.9 and 15HP in the late 90s, Expidia.

      I had a '97 Johnny 9.9, which was essentially the same as the 15 but might have had a different cam and a different carb. The Service manual covered the 9.9 and the 15. It was a sweet li'l engine (about 107lb.) and I liked it a lot. Smooth and quiet at low speeds, easy to start.

      Now, if what your daughter is getting is really a 2001 I don't know if that is the same engine or a Suzuki-built engine. I know nothing of the Suzi 15.

      We need a model number.
      Ya, I asked her to get model and serial #'s before he delivers it.
      Thx for the quick response.
      2007 Lund 1425 Classic SS
      2007 40 hp Merc 4 stroke EFI ELPT

      http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Boat/?start=0

      http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/a...-8-08/?start=0

      Comment



      • #4
        Re: 2001 Evinrude 15 4 stroke ? good outboard

        I have a 15 hp 4 stroke Evinrude long shaft.
        Bought it new in 2002, electric start with remote shift and throttle.
        I use it as a trolling kicker on 22 foot Crestliner Eagle.
        Motor cover makes vibration moise no mater how tight you make the latch.
        Other than that, it is quiet and smoke free.
        Throttle is hard to get to adjust to just the right speed when your going from slow to just a touch slower or faster but I think all motors have that hysterisis problem. Sorry, I'm an engineer and that's how we talk.
        It is really a Susuki with an Evinrude paint job.
        Motor is expensive to fix, if you can find parts.
        I already replaced fuel pump $102.
        Very hard to change lower spark plug. You need to remove fuel pump to replace lower plug, which will foul if you troll at low speed exclusively.
        I've heard this complaint of all 4 strokes.
        I replaced power pack last fall. Over $400 with dealer labor.
        Motor would refuse to troll after 2 hours.
        I haven't tried it out since new power pack, so I don't know if it is fixed yet.
        If I were you I would look for a Honda or a Yamaha.
        I am trading mine in on a Honda if it is still screwed up.
        Honda has a 5 year warranty. Evinrudes 1 year.
        Evinrudes aren't what they used to be (when they were made in America).
        Good luck but I've cursed at my Evinrude 15 many times.

        Comment



        • #5
          Re: 2001 Evinrude 15 4 stroke ? good outboard

          pukindog51, thx for your candor. This is great info. It's what I suspected anyway. I never buy used outboards myself.

          I know from experience that people don't sell good outboards as they either never part with them or they get handed down to a family member or sold to a friend.

          And I know what happens when you need to order a part and then wait around for a dealer to get around to installing it once it finally comes in.

          I showed her your post and she said we should sell it and buy another one.

          This boats already cabled for the evinrude, but I have not seen it yet and the cables might be shot anyway.

          What I'll do is at least take the boat out for a spin and see how it handles with a 15 on it. I don't want to get another 15 if it's underpowered in the first place.

          Last month I just sent my extended warranty in on my 2007 which extends it to 6 years. I'll look to have her get a Merc or a Yammy. I think Yammy has a 20hp. Merc only has a 15 and a 25.

          I believe in going with the boats max rating from past experiences. So I'd like to go with the lightest 4 stroke we can find. I know Yammies are heavy in the larger models. I think my Merc 40 hp is the lightest in it's class. But I don't know the comparison with the smaller models yet. Many are the same body anyway like the Merc 9.9 being the same body as their 15, so we might as well get a 25 which is the boats max if it's the same weight as a 20.

          With these small boats (it's a 14 Lowe side console) as soon as you put a third person in it's really too much for a 15 to handle in my experience
          2007 Lund 1425 Classic SS
          2007 40 hp Merc 4 stroke EFI ELPT

          http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Boat/?start=0

          http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/a...-8-08/?start=0

          Comment



          • #6
            Re: 2001 Evinrude 15 4 stroke ? good outboard

            Originally posted by pukindog51 View Post
            I have a 15 hp 4 stroke Evinrude long shaft.
            Bought it new in 2002, electric start with remote shift and throttle.
            I use it as a trolling kicker on 22 foot Crestliner Eagle.
            Motor cover makes vibration moise no mater how tight you make the latch.
            Other than that, it is quiet and smoke free.
            Throttle is hard to get to adjust to just the right speed when your going from slow to just a touch slower or faster but I think all motors have that hysterisis problem. Sorry, I'm an engineer and that's how we talk.
            It is really a Susuki with an Evinrude paint job.
            Motor is expensive to fix, if you can find parts.
            I already replaced fuel pump $102.
            Very hard to change lower spark plug. You need to remove fuel pump to replace lower plug, which will foul if you troll at low speed exclusively.
            I've heard this complaint of all 4 strokes.
            I replaced power pack last fall. Over $400 with dealer labor.
            Motor would refuse to troll after 2 hours.
            I haven't tried it out since new power pack, so I don't know if it is fixed yet.
            If I were you I would look for a Honda or a Yamaha.
            I am trading mine in on a Honda if it is still screwed up.
            Honda has a 5 year warranty. Evinrudes 1 year.
            Evinrudes aren't what they used to be (when they were made in America).
            Good luck but I've cursed at my Evinrude 15 many times.
            most of the new evinrude/johnson outboards are great motors. They are still made in the usa and maybe the problems with this one are that they wern't made by johnson/evinrude?

            Comment



            • #7
              Re: 2001 Evinrude 15 4 stroke ? good outboard

              Still own the POS Evinrude 15 4 stroke.
              Last failure was stator. That cost me another 500 bucks and took me 6 weeks to get a new one. But it ran after that.
              Dam thing wouldn't start. I tried a new coil first and that didn't fix it. By the way, you can't buy an Evinrude coil anymore. You have to buy a Suzuki coil and the spark plug wire ports are female, not male like the Evinrude coil. I should have sold it when I had the chance.
              My local Evinrude dealer won't even take it on trade for a new E-Tec because they know they can't get parts anymore.

              Comment



              • #8
                Re: 2001 Evinrude 15 4 stroke ? good outboard

                My only comment would be, stay away from the Johnson or Evinrude Four Strokes. JMHO.

                Comment

                Working...
                X