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LJ Lobster posted 07-05-2009 10:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for LJ Lobster   Send Email to LJ Lobster  
When I started my [2007 year of production] Mercury Verado 150 this afternoon I heard four beeps and my Smartcraft read "CHECK ENGINE" but did not provide a more specific warning. Read the manuals tonight but no reference to this warning. The beeping stopped, only to return when I restarted my engine two hours later after some unsuccessful striper fishing in Great Bay, New Hampshire. What I find odd is that for other warning indications (CHECK PITOT and, my favorite, WATER IN FUEL), I have received a more specific indication of what the problem is. In this instance, however, I only got a CHECK ENGINE on the screen. Of course this happens right before my upcoming vacation. If anyone has any ideas I would be appreciative. Perhaps I should simply call my local authorized Verado servicer. Thank you in advance.
SC Joe posted 07-06-2009 10:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for SC Joe  Send Email to SC Joe     
I think Mercury's have the uncanny ability to be able to time not running correctly to vacation.
jimh posted 07-06-2009 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Look in your owner's manual and follow the procedure given when the CHECK ENGINE message occurs.

I suppose that is not a very helpful suggestion. I wonder if there is a procedure given for CHECK ENGINE. What is one supposed to check?

LJ Lobster posted 07-10-2009 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for LJ Lobster  Send Email to LJ Lobster     
Turned out to be the float switch -- no boat for the week.

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