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2000 Yamaha F115 Fuel Usage Metering
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posted 02-12-2012 12:54 AM ET (US)
Does a 2000 Yamaha F115 outboard engine manufactured in December 1999 have the proper means of reading fuel usage to send it to a Yamaha fuel management meter?--FISHNFF
posted 02-12-2012 10:48 AM ET (US)
It is unlikely that a 2000 Yamaha F115 outboard engine has a control computer which can send data to the modern Yamaha digital gauges. Check with a good Yamaha dealer to verify. I think the older F115 engines just have a fairly simplistic electronic control of the fuel-injectors. To deduce the fuel flow volume you need a precisely controlled injector and knowledge of the fuel characteristics of the injector.
posted 02-12-2012 08:22 PM ET (US)
Or you could use a Floscan meter.
posted 02-13-2012 08:25 AM ET (US)
If you have a [multi-function display] on the boat, you may be able to add a fuel flow transducer to your engine fuel supply line, and connect it to the [multi-function display]. I believe Garmin and Lowrance market a fuel line transducer meant for their units.--Butch
posted 02-13-2012 11:49 PM ET (US)
I had a NavMan 2100 FUEL flow meter. It never read correctly, despite attempts to recalibrate. After about a year, the wire broke where it entered the transducer. May try another. I have the gauge in the dash. At least I replaced my deck gauge with a new dial that works.
posted 02-14-2012 02:15 AM ET (US)
I used a NAVMAN 3100 FUEL instrument. Its measurement of fuel flow was very accurate. No wires broke during the many years of its use.
posted 02-14-2012 11:26 AM ET (US)
I had a Floscan in my 18 Whaler and found it to be quite accurate. Much better than a conventional fuel guage.
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