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There are to short beeps Every minute and after a while the

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Hello! There are to short beeps Every minute and after a while the beeps gets continious.. There is a small hourglass in the display.. IT is a searay 220 sundeck With a mercruiser 5.0
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Marine Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so the Marine Mechanic can help you best.
Customer: Temp is just normal.. Engine runs good.. Whe had to fill the drive lube oil but this doesn't Solve the problem...
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?
Customer: No, i think this is About iT..
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 4 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

The engine will need to be hooked up to a scan tool in order to pull fault codes, and see what is causing the alarm.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hello, Germon Stigter here..
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Aren't there Any other ways to get to know the error?
Expert:  Jason replied 4 months ago.

Hi Germon,

If the boat is newer than 2001 and has Smart craft gauges the codes can be pulled out that way. is the boat newer than 2001, and does it have smart craft gauges?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
This aren't smart Craft gauges are they?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
This is the hourglass showing..
Expert:  Jason replied 4 months ago.

No, those are not smart craft gauges. These are what the smart craft gauges look like.

https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/gauges-and-controls/gauges-displays/digital-sc100-sc1000/

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the hour glass don't reveals anything?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What are the most common causes?
Expert:  Jason replied 4 months ago.

No the hour glass doesn't mean anything, it's just like a "Check engine" light. The engine would have to get hooked up to a scan tool to figure out what the issue is. There are a number of different reasons the alarm will beep.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
what are Those reasons?
Expert:  Jason replied 4 months ago.

There are to many to list. I don't think that we are going to be able to help you here on the website, you really need to take this into the dealer.

Expert:  Charles replied 4 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

While there are many causes for the alarm on your engine, the most common ones are engine overheat, battery low or high, and the gear lube bottle being low on oil Check to ensure that it is not one of these items.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The gear lube bottle was low at first.. Butnwe did refill that..
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Btw, hello Charles!
Expert:  Charles replied 4 months ago.

Hello, did filling the bottle silence the alarm?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Unfortunally not..
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
But the oil was low...
Expert:  Charles replied 4 months ago.

Ok, this beeping alarm could be many items. From the battery voltage being low, to a shorted sensor. troubleshooting this will take some time and a digital multimeter. Yet we may not actually be able to locate the cause without a engine scanner. How would you like to proceed?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
We did turned off the boot (main switch) for quit a while...
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Tell me what i should meassure at the sensor of the oil...
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
From the gear lube..
Expert:  Charles replied 4 months ago.

With the engine running?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I think without, just the contact ON.,
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I suspect that sensor of Being defect after iT runs empty...
Expert:  Charles replied 4 months ago.

Thea gear lube sensor is an on/off switch. you can unplug it to see if the alarm stops.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok, i Will try that.. Thank you!
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I Will get back to you when 'm at the boot again..
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Have a Nice day!
Expert:  Charles replied 4 months ago.

Sounds good. You as well.

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