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Have a Yamaha AR 230 and the check engine light is flashing.

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Have a Yamaha AR 230 and the check engine light is flashing. Couldn't find anything in the owners manual on what this warning light was for

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Didn't know it but had sucked in a rope on to the propeller shaft so the engine was probably working hard with the extra friction of the rope tightening on the shaft. Have cut and cleared the rope but now the check engine light is flashing red. Engine seems to be running fine though...

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?

Not that I can think of.

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Hello, my name is***** will assist you.The check engine light will flash a code at you. A series of short flashes, followed by a series of longer flashes. What is the code that your light is giving you?
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