For those of you who suffer from overheating EMMs due to blocked water passage ways
I just saw a video on YouTube that might help you avoid future overheating and thus replacement or repair of your EMM on the Fichts. Maybe Etecs too? Wish I'd seen it earlier before I sold my motor. I suffered from 2 overheats and had 2 repairs. Wasn't about to do a 3rd repair. My outboard (2001 135hp Ficht) only had 650 hours. It was the frustration of getting stranded, no confidence to go where and when I wanted, the $$$ expense, etc. A shame no dealer ever provided a solution to this known design flaw in my opinion. I probably used at least 6 different dealers in the 3 different addresses I lived at during the time I owned this motor. Hope this helps at least 1 person.
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