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Rick_French posted 08-16-2008 11:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for Rick_French   Send Email to Rick_French  
Where and for how much money can I can purchase a replacement [System Check®] tachometer?

I have just purchased a 1520 Key West with a E-TEC 40. The boat came with a tachometer that seems to be broken. It has four warning lights and it beeps when a light is [illuminated].

seahorse posted 08-17-2008 07:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for seahorse  Send Email to seahorse     
It is called a System Check® tach and is used on 1996 and later Johnson and Evinrude engines, or earlier motors using a conversion kit.

Any J-E dealer would have the tachometers, they are easily changed out with a single plug-in and perhaps a dash light wire.

There are a couple of other companies that make equivent tachometers with the lights. Some have reliability and accuracy issues.

Rick_French posted 08-17-2008 02:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rick_French  Send Email to Rick_French     
Thanks BUNCHES Seahorse!! I was given a quote from my marine mech for about $300.00 - i am hoping that i can find it via mail order for less - otherwise it will take some time to save the $$$ to justify the $300.
Any suggestions for a mail order place that may carry it??
seabob4 posted 08-17-2008 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for seabob4  Send Email to seabob4 current=000_0402.jpg

How does this look? Faria 0-7K tach w/System Check, Euro model w/316 SS Bezel. Brand new, can't find anywhere else as we have these custom made for us by Faria. Also can get the full line of matching gauges, i.e. trim, fuel, volt, etc. $90 for the tach, shipped.

seahorse posted 08-17-2008 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for seahorse  Send Email to seahorse     

You can go to and click on Parts Catalog, then OB Accessories to see various gauges.

For example the common Tech series System Check tachometer is #177107 for $197. A matching trim gauge is #176679 for $42.

jimh posted 08-18-2008 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I recommend you become familiar with the alarm annunciator indicators on the BRP-Evinrude System Check® gauge. There should be detailed information in the owner's manual for the Evinrude E-TEC 40-HP that will explain how the System Check® tachometer operates. The instruction manual should also have properly identified the System Check® tachometer by name.
jmorgan40 posted 08-18-2008 01:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmorgan40  Send Email to jmorgan40     
When I put all new guages on my Montauk, I went with the Faria System Check® Tach. It worked great and was very accurate. I know it was less than $300. I did a quick search on eBay and came up with several Faria system check tachs. Here is one:

http:/ / cgi. ebay. com/ ebaymotors/ Faria-Omc-Systems-Check-Tachometer_ W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ26451QQihZ023QQitemZ360079023712QQrdZ1QQsspag enameZWDVW

Tohsgib posted 08-19-2008 12:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Marine Surplus in Sarasota FL has them (OEM OMC) for $69 new.
Chuck Tribolet posted 08-19-2008 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
How is the existing tach "broken"? A lot of "tach" problems
turn out to be on the engine side, or sometimes the wiring


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