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I have a 2013 50 HP E-Tec that showed a low oil warning. After

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I have a 2013 50 HP E-Tec that showed a low oil warning. After adding oil the engine will not advance beyond fast idle. How do I reset the engine?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** whom am I speaking with?
Was the error "low oil" or was it "no oil", it makes a difference so please be sure.
How long did you run it for after adding oil to the tank, just a minute, or 4 or 5 minutes?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My name is***** had a low oil warning and It has been run in excess of ten minutes since oil was added.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hi Willard. Are you running XD30 oil, 50, or the XD 100?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
The system is self reseting after the engines computer counts 3 pulses from the oil pump. It might take a bit more than 10 minutes of run time for that to actually happen. Can you go run it for another 15 to 20 minutes and let me know if it resets or not.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I can. How do I get back to you?
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
You can reply back here at any time. You get emails every time I reply directing you back to the website. Just make sure you come back to the website, and do not hit reply to any emails you may get.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Jason, I stand corrected on what happened. The NO OIL light was on, oil added and the light went out. Willard
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Got it. Do you have a decent quality volt/ohm meter and do you know how to take resistance measurments?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Someone here may have that, what would be next?
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
With the engine off. Disconnect the oil pumps electrical wire and then measure the resistance between the 2 wires that run into the oil pump.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think I will need to take the engine to a Johnson dealer.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
You might.... Everything is computer controlled on the engine and there is only so much you can do with a handheld voltmeter. On the resistance test your looking for right around 22 ohms ballpark. If you didn't get that, then the oil pump would clearly be bad. But if you to get that then you have to keep looking elsewhere which requires the diagnostic laptop. Does that make sense?

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