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Old 06-10-2007, 09:27 PM   #1
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HELP alarm on opti 225

hi guys,out on the water today i floored the throttle and the alarm sounded constantly, stay at 5 thou alarm goes off but push it a bit more and alarm sounds and gauges say reduce throttle engine guardian, any ideas, the gauge keeps saying 100% oil reserve left even tho the oil tank is full, dont know if this is a malfunction or what but dont want to risk ruining my engine, thanks in anticipation.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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I am 99% sure that constant buzzer is overheat. Are you sure your getting enough water around the engine?
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:48 PM   #3
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I took out the thermostats and ran it again the gauge said 29c engine temp,
and i dont think it could be overheat as i does it as soon as i floor the throttle, or if i go above 5000 revs
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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Old Beardy on here had a Similar issue if I remember right. He might have the answers!
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:55 PM   #5
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Thanks mr rob ,I hope he has some answers, mean while iv been searching and on ribnet , some guys have had a problem with an airlock in the oil tank making the alarm sound, i will try bleeding it tomorrow see if that helps, anyway thanks for your time and contributions.
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:53 PM   #6
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had it

i have had exactly the same problem with mine. these is a remote oil tank on the engine on the right hand side as you look at it from the boat. this will be low. fill it up with a syringe or small funnel and it will go away. mine did this in the middle of summer and its been ok since
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:40 AM   #7
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these is a remote oil tank on the engine on the right hand side as you look at it from the boat.
And that's why God invented port and starboard.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:00 AM   #8
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Plug in a dtt and it will give you the answer!!!! More likely to be faulty sender, or over rev counter.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:35 PM   #9
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If it is the engine oil tank just run the engine and open the screw top bung, the tank will bleed itself as it is pressure fed from the remote oil tank
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:15 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help guys, it was the internal oil tank that needed bleeding, mystery solved, roll on next boating season as this one was the worst ever, weather wise.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:13 PM   #11
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Hi Boab
If you get any more problems give Davy Anderson a call across at Tayport,
He is usually very helpful.(01382 541848)
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:09 PM   #12
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Thanks gazza, i know davy quite well, i landscaped his back garden lastyear, but trying to get 5 mins with him is like getting blood out a stone
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:43 PM   #13
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He does get busy, in there last week for two stroke, Flk me 2 hrs later i was still moving boats and lumping engines about.
The wife says how do you get a sayer back picking up oil for the boat!!
I go in as a customer but end up being a volunteer.
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