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I have a 2003 135hp Optimax what is the "Chrck Paddle" alarm refer to? What are the Paddles that the error refers

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I have a 2003 135hp...
I have a 2003 135hp Optimax what is the "Chrck Paddle" alarm refer to?
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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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Hi Ron, my name is Jason.

Are you having some sort of problem that you are trying to solve, or did you just need to know what the check paddle means?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What are the Paddles that the error refers to? Engine
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Engine alarms overheat at low speed
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 1 year ago

The check paddle doesn't have anything to do with overheating, nor will it cause an alarm. Are you getting an alarm for overheating? Do you have a temp gauge reading high or a temp light also flashing along with the alarm?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok so what does the Check Paddle alarm mean. Yes it runs hot at low speeds after 5-10 minutes. Also after running at high speed and throttling to slow speed it runs up to 180-/+ quickly. Thanks
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Check paddle is for a paddlewheel style speedometer. These are one style of speedometers sensors that the engine can use to tell speed. It is an optional sensor, not every boat is equipped with them. If your boat is not equipped with a paddlewheel sensor there will always be a check paddle code stored in the engines computer. It doesn't cause any kind of alarms or anything like that. Click this link below, this is what a paddlewheel sensor looks like.

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/woeimages/howtos/Large/836a.jpg

Do you have any other questions on the issue?

-Jason

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No thanks for your help
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 1 year ago

You are very welcome.

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Hi Ron. Just checking in. Did you have any further questions on the issue?

Jason

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