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E-TEC 150 H.O.

Brief Summary

For the last several years Evinrude has made some bold claims about the properties of their E-TEC line of engines... things such as extended life, years before requiring initial maintenance, and then there’s that "continuing to run with no oil" claim. We decided to take an in-depth look at some of the components in a typical E-TEC, in this case the 150-HO model, and see what it is that makes them... well, what they are. But more to the point, we set out to answer the question of what is different about them, and can they keep running for up to five hours with no oil.

The Evinrude 150 H.O. is available in several different types: DHL and HSL. The information on this page represents the DHL type unless specified.

Key Features

  • Limited Warranty: 3-Years Non-Declining
  • Engine type: V6 60° E-TEC DI
  • Recommended fuel: 87 Octane
  • Emissions compliance: Meets Highest Emissions Standards Worldwide
  • Alternator output: 133 Amps Total Output/ 50 Amps Net Dedicated
  • Recommended Oil: Evinrude/Johnson XD100 Oil
  • Proshaft HP: Factory Tuned for High Performance
  • Full Throttle RPM Range: 4850-5850 tr/min
  • Lubrication: Multi-point, targeted oiling


Type of Engine 2-Stroke
Number of Cylinders 6
Horse Power 150
Weight 418.00lbs
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Delivery
Shaft Length Options 20 in for DHL,HSL
Shift Throttle Control
Displacement 158.20cu in
Steering Control Power Assist
Recommended Fuel
Alternator Output
CARB Rating 3-Star
Engine Monitoring System

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