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Smartcraft Fuel Level Calibration
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posted 08-16-2009 10:20 AM ET (US)
Gentlemen and Ladies: Our new four-week-old 190 Outrage with a Verado 150 is causing us some considerable angst with respect to the gauges. When we are underway the tachometer gauge indicates we have either 99%, or 85% fuel remaining in our gas tank. The speedometer gauge shows either 59 gallons or 52 gallons.
The above readings cannot be correct as I'm sure we started with approximately 55 gallons in the tank and ran for 4-1/2 hours on Lake Erie.
On a non-electrical [use the POST-CLASSIC discussion area for non-electrical problems--jimh]
Thanks for your help.
posted 08-16-2009 10:35 AM ET (US)
Have you reviewed the owner's manual for calibrating the gauge for fuel usage?
posted 08-16-2009 10:40 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the response. We did review the owner's manual and one question we had was does one have to re-calibrate the fuel gauges every time fuel is added?
We also did not want to engage the master reset as it would I assume erase our engine hours and any settings entered by the factory or the dealer.
posted 08-17-2009 08:32 AM ET (US)
All electronic fuel level monitoring gauges [which deduce tank level from fuel flow measurement] must be informed of the addition of any fuel to the fuel tank by having the operator enter the amount of fuel added into the gauge.
posted 08-17-2009 05:57 AM ET (US)
Those readings are only accurate when the boat is not underway
posted 08-17-2009 12:27 PM ET (US)
Did you do the fuel tank calibration when you fill up? Its a PITA but once I did it my numbers were dead on.
posted 08-17-2009 12:56 PM ET (US)
Sounds like you need to performa a calibration. The dealer should have done it but in any case, you need to do it.
My nantucket 190 reads very close to actual. It does vary depending on the boats angle underway but at rest it reads pretty darn true.
What squeaking sound? What steering, doesn't the Verado have it's own steering system. I am essentially underwheled with Sea Star steering but it works and does not squeak, yet.
posted 08-17-2009 06:40 PM ET (US)
Don't get mad at the equipment. Get mad at the dealer that did not do proper sea trail and dleviery. Smartcraft should be calibrated prior to delivery. This is like getting mad at the car you just bought becaus the battery was not filled with water and the shipping plastic was still on the seats. Go see the guy that sold this to you and demand some satisfaction.
posted 08-17-2009 10:17 PM ET (US)
Hello--I deleted the duplicate thread in the POST-CLASSIC and moved the replies about the Smartcraft fuel calibration to this thread. Please do not start multiple copies of the same discussion in different forums.
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