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Nushlie posted 08-16-2009 10:20 AM ET (US)   Profile for Nushlie   Send Email to Nushlie  
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.


Phil T posted 08-16-2009 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Nush -

Have you reviewed the owner's manual for calibrating the gauge for fuel usage?

Nushlie posted 08-16-2009 10:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nushlie  Send Email to Nushlie     

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.


jimh posted 08-17-2009 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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.
Liteamorn posted 08-17-2009 05:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
Those readings are only accurate when the boat is not underway
Feejer posted 08-17-2009 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Did you do the fuel tank calibration when you fill up? Its a PITA but once I did it my numbers were dead on.
highanddry posted 08-17-2009 12:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
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.

glen e posted 08-17-2009 06:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
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.
jimh posted 08-17-2009 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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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