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System Check® Tachometer
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posted 08-16-2008 11:33 PM ET (US)
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].
posted 08-17-2008 07:38 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-17-2008 02:09 PM ET (US)
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??
posted 08-17-2008 02:58 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-17-2008 07:09 PM ET (US)
You can go to www.shop.evinrude.com 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.
posted 08-18-2008 10:33 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-18-2008 01:21 PM ET (US)
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:
posted 08-19-2008 12:26 PM ET (US)
Marine Surplus in Sarasota FL has them (OEM OMC) for $69 new.
posted 08-19-2008 01:10 PM ET (US)
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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