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I have a 2002 34ft amberjack powered with two 8.1 merc

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I have a 2002 34ft amberjack powered with two 8.1 merc horizon motors. My system monitor indicates all systems normal, but peridically i get a single beep or sometimes two beeps which reads starboard engine diagnostic. The alarm is hard to read because it does not stay on. I checked engine oil lever, transmission oil level and checked gray water strainers. All looks good. What more can i check?
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Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Boat Doc replied 1 month ago.

The beeps you hear are related to a computer issue on one of the engines. You need to have it hooked to a diagnostic computer and have the codes read. There are so many things it could be, guessing the failed part could get pretty expensive.