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1998 Mercury 200 carb, had...
1998 Mercury 200 carb, had a fast beeping alarm start that was only at idle. Revved it up, or on plane it was gone. Now as soon as the motor tries to start its a constant beeping. New water separator filter 3 trips ago, have water pressure, and motor oil level went down and is smoking like its getting oil. Only thing I did different is add a can of sea foam to last tank
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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 years ago
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All Mercurys are cataloged by serial number, can I get that number please.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Can't find the serial number, looked inside the transome plate but can't read
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Jerry
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I have a video of the alarm
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Neither will upload and 1 is only 2 seconds
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 years ago
Hey Jerry,
Without the serial I can't possibly know what you have. If you wish you can can upload a video to youtube and copy the link over to here.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
If it helps it a 1998 triton tr-20
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 years ago
It doesn't help. Everything is done by serial number. Mercury does not use years. If they did there could be 3 or 4 different versions of the same engine within a year. Which is why they cataloged it by serial and not year.
Are there any numbers on the engine, the flywheel cover?
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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 years ago
Good morning, just checking in. Any luck on the serial number?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Not yet
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 years ago
Okay. Well, just let me know when you find it and we can go from there.
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