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GAwhale posted 06-09-2001 08:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for GAwhale   Send Email to GAwhale  
On my new 2001 Montauk with a factory rigged 2 stroke 90 Mercury, the tempature guage (engine Hot or Cold) does not do anything. When I turn the ignition on, the needle does not move. The needle never moves. I am hoping it is something simple like a blown fuse. I have not yet tinkered with it.

Does anyone have experience or problems with their temperature guage? Is the fuse one that screws out on the dash?

I checked out my warranty. It states:
"3. Accessories manufactured and installed by Boston Whaler,Inc are warranted for one year from date of delivery to the original purchaser against workmanship or materials." If it turns out to be a big deal, I will let the dealer handle it.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

B Bear posted 06-09-2001 09:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for B Bear  Send Email to B Bear     
Let the dealer earn their money. That gage should be checked and any associated componets, like the thermostat, fuse, wiring, you should get an explination on how it works if it is alright or replaced if it does not work. Either way there is no out of pocket expense to you. This would be a good time to make a list of questions or issues that might bother you. We paid a premium for a new Whaler, part of that is the Warranty, there is nothing too little or big to be addressed during the first year.
Bear
Dan posted 06-09-2001 10:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Please let me know what you find out with your temp guage. This "lack of needle reading/movement" has been a continuing issue on this bulletin board. My guage doesn't move either. I had it checked by the dealer and they say everything is fine. Seems to be conflicting points of view on this topic.
dgp posted 06-10-2001 12:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Read this thread http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/000643.html
Whaletosh posted 06-10-2001 05:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
GAWhale, et al.;

I just got a Dauntless 14 witha Mercury 60 Hp 4-stroke. It also came with temp. gauge. My dealer told me, in a casual converataiton, that he always needs to put in the temparature sender and hook it up. Boston Whaler doesn't do this for some reason at the factory, even with a motor that is hung at the factory.

Most of the Whalers come without a motor which the dealer rigs later.

Look under the motor cowling. You are looking for a brass unit about 5/8" in diameter with an insulated stud that has a tan wire connected to it. It will be screwed into the motor somewhere on the water jacket.

If you don't find the sender or if it isn't hooked up the temp gauge will read miniimum all the time.

GAwhale posted 06-10-2001 08:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
dgp-Thank you for the link.

Whaletosh- I think I found the Temp Sender. It is in a baggie held on with wire ties on the backside of the guage (in the center console).
I took out my boat today. Before I pulled it out of the storage building, I turned on the ignition. The light came on and the needle moved ever so slightly. I now know I am getting power to the guage.
Should I install the Temp Sender myself or let the dealer do it? I am assuming the wire has already been run back to the engine. The next time I go to my boat, I will pull off the engine cowling and see if there is an extra wire dangling. Can someone gives me a description of where the Temp Sender goes? (IE. Port, Starboard, Forward, or Aft) Many Thanks

GAwhale posted 06-10-2001 08:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
Whaletosh-I just reread your post. Perhaps I have an extra Temp Sender or I need to remove a bolt on the engine and install the one in the baggie.
triblet posted 06-11-2001 12:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Make the dealer do it, on general principles.
Unless they are two hour drive away or some
such.

Chuck

Whaletosh posted 06-11-2001 04:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
GAWhaler,

I agree with Chuck (Triblet). your dealer should put it in. You paod for a baoat that was supposed to have a functioning temp gauge.

If your Mercury 90 is the same as my 60 4-stroke there should be a plug that is removable with an allen wrench. It is located on the port side, up near the top of the engine. But, your 2-stroke 90 may very well be completely different.

You probably do have a temp sender in you motor already, but it is for the overtemp alarm. The Temp gauge requires it's own sender.

Sean

Whaletosh posted 06-11-2001 04:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
P.S.


The wire for the temp gauge/sender is part of the wiring harness cable, it is tan.

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