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#11494329 - 03/22/16 06:45 PM Mercury oil alarm
B_Thomas Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 583
Loc: Lake O' Tha Pines
Guys,
I was getting the oil alarm beeps (4 beeps every 2 min). I've replaced the sensor and then the whole resivour. I have purged the system and I am still getting the alarm. What else is there?
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#11494395 - 03/22/16 07:42 PM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: B_Thomas]
wkh2006 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/10
Posts: 220
Loc: Atoka, OK
4 beeps every two minutes could also be water in fuel.

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#11494518 - 03/22/16 08:41 PM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: wkh2006]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1348
Loc: Orange, Texas
Originally Posted By: wkh2006
4 beeps every two minutes could also be water in fuel.


True, change fuel filter/water separator...

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#11495334 - 03/23/16 09:03 AM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: B_Thomas]
B_Thomas Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
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These have been done and I'm still getting the alarm? Any other ideas?
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#11495591 - 03/23/16 10:29 AM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: B_Thomas]
6BOOMER Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
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Loc: Del Rio, Tx
TWO types of warnings are used on recent production engines:

SOLID TONE: Critical Warning (SHUT ENGINE DOWN, serious problem present)

FOUR BEEPS: Non-Critical Warning (Proceed to port, get engine to dealer for service as soon as SAFELY possible).

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#11495795 - 03/23/16 11:53 AM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: B_Thomas]
B_Thomas Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 583
Loc: Lake O' Tha Pines
Yeah, I've got both. I get the 4 beep warning followed by the continuous alarm. All the dealers I talk to say that they can't get to my boat for at least a month. The dealers just want me to leave the boat there and will not give me any suggestions so that I can fix it myself. So I'm trying here.


Edited by B_Thomas (03/23/16 11:54 AM)
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#11495847 - 03/23/16 12:09 PM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: B_Thomas]
JimmyP Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
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Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
Call Joe Mauldin @ Town & Country Marine. If he can't get to it he will probably give you some ideas. He's in Longview/Hallsville area. Great mechanic, only works on Mercury's though.

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#11496923 - 03/23/16 06:59 PM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: B_Thomas]
B_Thomas Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
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Loc: Lake O' Tha Pines
Thanks Jimmy for the help. I finally figured it out about an hour ago. I had a voltage issue with my cranking battery. The Mercury owners manual never said that it could give that alarm for lack of voltage. I'm just glad I got it figured out.
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#11497216 - 03/23/16 08:45 PM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: B_Thomas]
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#11499334 - 03/24/16 06:55 PM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: B_Thomas]
HItec Redneck Offline
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Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 278
Loc: Houston, Tx
My neighbor is a retired boat mechanic and he preaches to me all the time about keeping a good high CCA cranking battery. A lot of electronic failures can be caused by a bad battery and low voltage.

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#11504524 - 03/27/16 05:22 PM Re: Mercury oil alarm [Re: B_Thomas]
yellowranger04 Offline
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Registered: 05/25/10
Posts: 191
Loc: Kilgore, Texas
for future reference, Joe Mauldin has also given people dates to bring it to him so you don't have to leave it outside for weeks at a time.

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