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Mercury Oil Injection Alarm Problem
|Author||Topic: Mercury Oil Injection Alarm Problem|
posted 04-22-2002 01:01 AM ET (US)
My 21' Whaler Walkaround has a 1991 225 Mercury that will not stop beeping at me. Every 2 minutes, I get 4 beeps, which indicates that the oil level is low. Well, it is full. Oil is pumping from the main tank to the engine mounted tank, just as it is supposed to. I even changed out the oil level sensor on the engine mounted tank and still have the same problem....that 4 beeps every two minutes. Does anybody have any suggestions on something else I could try?
posted 04-22-2002 02:16 AM ET (US)
Be sure air is bled out of the system, and the engine tank is full. My only other guess is that you need to have the warning system serviced, or that the oil injection pump is defective.
posted 04-22-2002 07:42 AM ET (US)
Seabrook, if you follow the blue wire from the oil tank level sensor it will lead you to the "alarm module" (a rectangular unit about the size of a pack of cigarettes). Check all the connections to that unit (unplug and replug) and retighten ground wire if separate and tighten unit mounting if not (ground may be through mounting bolts). If this does not stop the beep-beep you probably should have it serviced and it may be the alarm module itself! happy Whalin'... Clark ... Spruce Creek Navy
posted 04-24-2002 11:12 AM ET (US)
For the record, I fixed my oil alarm problem....permanently. I took the oil injection system off. When asking the dealer about the alarm problem, the chief mechanic said that he had the best solution....take the pump off and pre-mix. He said that many of the pre-2000 Mercury oil injection motors eventually had problems with the oil injection that ended in power head problems. At $12k for a new motor and $100 for a kit to remove the oil injection, I do not mind pre-mixing.
posted 04-25-2002 06:59 AM ET (US)
Interesting comment by the mechanic since Merc's oil injection has no "motor"! I have put thousands of hrs on Mercs with oil injection (from 40hp to 200hp) and have never had a single problem. Others may have had some problems but I know of not a single person (personally) who has had a problem of any kind other than an alarm sensor or module... Since I am currently running 5 oil injected mercs I would like to hear from someone who has had a problem personally and what the problem is/was ... Happy Whalin'... Clark... SCN
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