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Teleflex Lido vs. OMC Factory Gauges
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posted 02-22-2006 12:25 PM ET (US)
I would like to fit my 1995 15' Dauntless (with a '96 70 hp Evinrude currently wired w/o OMC System Check; currently using the "horn" system via the keyswitch) with Teleflex Lido Pro gauges (or possibly the newer OMC gauges in either black or white face) and take out the original black bezel'd OMC gauges. Reason being that my tachometer took a "$%^&" on me at the end of the last season.
1) Are there any issues which I have to address or be aware of?
2) Anyone have experience with the grey, liquid crystal hourmeter built into the tachometer?
3) What about the pulse rate for the tachometer? Is this something which needs to be calibrated or do they come as universal?
4) I have my eye on a set on ebay and would like to go ahead and purchase what I need. If I go with the Teleflex Lido set, do I need to specify for Evinrude for all the guages or just the tilt/trim?
Thanks for your input.
posted 02-22-2006 02:11 PM ET (US)
Dead alternator can be a sign of an electrical problem
(voltage regulator IIRC, which generates the tach pulses).
posted 02-22-2006 11:21 PM ET (US)
I would retain the BRP/OMC SystemCheck gauge, either as part of the tachometer or as a separate gauge. This is an important part of the engine warning system.
posted 02-23-2006 09:59 AM ET (US)
The OMC system check is currently operating/setup as a "horn" function via the ignition system (i.e., the pre-gauge system check) and I have no intention of taking it out. At the AC Boat Show a couple of weeks back, the BPR guys told me that I can remove the wiring from the horn setup and plug it directly into the rear of a system check gauge if I so desired.
posted 02-23-2006 10:37 AM ET (US)
Something doesn't jive with what you were told.
Or am I misunderstanding you?
posted 02-23-2006 03:11 PM ET (US)
I haven't been under the center console yet but from what you have stated, there is obviously going to be a problem. I have no idea how many pin connectors are available and won't until I take a look-see.
According to the BRP guys at the AC Boat Show, they told me that I can plug the "horn" (which according to the Evinrude manual is functioning a the "old" style system check) into the back of either a dedicated OMC System Check Gauge or a tachometer which contains the electronics for the System Check.
Maybe they left out some sort of adapter being plugged in-between the 2 and 8 pin connectors?
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