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1998 Mercury 200 carb, had a fast beeping alarm start that

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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
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
All Mercurys are cataloged by serial number, can I get that number please.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can't find the serial number, looked inside the transome plate but can't read
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have a video of the alarm
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Neither will upload and 1 is only 2 seconds
Expert:  Jason replied 2 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.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If it helps it a 1998 triton tr-20
Expert:  Jason replied 2 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?
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Good morning, just checking in. Any luck on the serial number?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not yet
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Okay. Well, just let me know when you find it and we can go from there.