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  • Audio Warning System

    Hi guys

    Quick and easy question, I have a 1995 Regal 182 4.3 mercuiser bowrider.
    Can any one tell me the following.

    Does this boat come with an engine audio alarm system for the temp and oil etc?

    if it does, how does this work? and how do I know if mine is working?
    sigpic
    1995 Regal 182 Bowrider
    Chev 262 4.3LT V6 Marine Motor
    with Alpha 1 Gen II


  • #2
    Re: Audio Warning System

    Yes it does...

    The alarm sensors are switches, and there are 3 of them. One for low oil pressure, one for high temperature, one for low drive oil. When the switch is tripped (alarm condition) it provides a short to the engine block (ground).

    When the key is on power flows to the alarm buzzer on one wire and the other wire is connected to all three alarm switches. If any one of them closes (goes to ground) it completes the circuit and the alarm buzzer sounds... That's why when you turn the key on you get an alarm immediately... That's because the oil pressure is low.

    Any more questions?

    Chris......
    The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100' below...



    1972 Bertram 'Bahia Mar' 20
    2006 Mercruiser 4.3MPI (0W617679) w/Alpha 1 Gen II (0W829301)
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    • #3
      Re: Audio Warning System

      so in simple terms,your saying

      1. That at anytime if the motor should overheat, the audio alarm should sound so that you can switch off the motor thus saving from any major damage.

      2. If the oil has no pressure eg Bad oil pump oil low oil the Audio Alarm will go off so that you can switch motor off, thus saving from any major damage.

      3. If there is no or low oil in the drive oil reservoir the Audio alarm will sound saving any major damage to the leg.

      Is this correct?
      sigpic
      1995 Regal 182 Bowrider
      Chev 262 4.3LT V6 Marine Motor
      with Alpha 1 Gen II

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      • #4
        Re: Audio Warning System

        Bingo!!!!!
        1994 Crownline 182BR w/4.3LX 4bbl Alpha 1 gen 2
        2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT w/5.7 HEMI
        2004 Chevy Tahoe w/5.3
        1970 Chevelle SS 396-OK its the 18 year old daughters car but hell its fun to drive!!

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        • #5
          Re: Audio Warning System

          Originally posted by mark_fitzy View Post
          so in simple terms,your saying

          1. That at anytime if the motor should overheat, the audio alarm should sound so that you can switch off the motor thus saving from any major damage.

          2. If the oil has no pressure eg Bad oil pump oil low oil the Audio Alarm will go off so that you can switch motor off, thus saving from any major damage.

          3. If there is no or low oil in the drive oil reservoir the Audio alarm will sound saving any major damage to the leg.

          Is this correct?

          Yes.......AND in addition, when the key is on with the engine NOT running (I.E. no oil pressure) the alarm will sound.

          If the wire to the alarm is frayed and touches ground somewhere, the alarm will sound.


          Cheers,


          Rick
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          I use xxx oil and have never had a problem........
          This post was created with OpenSuSE x64 Linux!

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          • #6
            Re: Audio Warning System

            and not ALL hulls actually had an alarm kit even though the engine had the switches.
            horns cost money.
            no tech questions by PM, they wont get answered.
            you have to be trusted by the people that you lie to .

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            • #7
              Re: Audio Warning System

              quoted from my original mercruiser operation manual that came with my Regal after mentioning water temp, oil pressure and drive fluid level.

              "IMPORTANT: Warning buzzer also will sound if ignition key is turned to RUN position and engine is not started within 7 to 14 seconds. this allows the operator to test the warning buzzer, which should be done at least once every 5 hours of operation."

              my buzzer works this way. NOT immediately as you turn the key to the on position.
              "Just Chillin" 1995 Donzi 275 Medallion Merc 7.4 I/O Bravo 3
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              • #8
                Re: Audio Warning System

                Originally posted by scutly View Post
                "IMPORTANT: Warning buzzer also will sound if ignition key is turned to RUN position and engine is not started within 7 to 14 seconds. this allows the operator to test the warning buzzer, which should be done at least once every 5 hours of operation."

                my buzzer works this way. NOT immediately as you turn the key to the on position.
                Yes, some of them had an additional timing circuit that didn't do anything when you initially turned the key on.....just another thing to "break"

                It just depends on how they're wired.
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                • #9
                  Re: Audio Warning System

                  Originally posted by rodbolt View Post
                  and not ALL hulls actually had an alarm kit even though the engine had the switches.
                  horns cost money.
                  With those engines the alarm buzzer was supplied by Mercury in the harness and instrument kit as part of the engine package.

                  Chris.......
                  The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100' below...



                  1972 Bertram 'Bahia Mar' 20
                  2006 Mercruiser 4.3MPI (0W617679) w/Alpha 1 Gen II (0W829301)
                  **
                  Please don't send service questions in private messages. That's what the forum is for. Messages of thanks, always accepted.
                  **
                  Member of the month - April 2013. http://www.iboats.com/blog/achris-member-of-the-month/

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                  • #10
                    Re: Audio Warning System

                    Originally posted by scutly View Post
                    quoted from my original mercruiser operation manual that came with my Regal after mentioning water temp, oil pressure and drive fluid level.

                    "IMPORTANT: Warning buzzer also will sound if ignition key is turned to RUN position and engine is not started within 7 to 14 seconds. this allows the operator to test the warning buzzer, which should be done at least once every 5 hours of operation."

                    my buzzer works this way. NOT immediately as you turn the key to the on position.
                    That timing circuit was on engines up to 1993 1/2, from late 93 the timing circuit was dropped.
                    The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100' below...



                    1972 Bertram 'Bahia Mar' 20
                    2006 Mercruiser 4.3MPI (0W617679) w/Alpha 1 Gen II (0W829301)
                    **
                    Please don't send service questions in private messages. That's what the forum is for. Messages of thanks, always accepted.
                    **
                    Member of the month - April 2013. http://www.iboats.com/blog/achris-member-of-the-month/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Audio Warning System

                      Originally posted by HT32BSX115 View Post
                      ...If the wire .... is frayed and touches ground somewhere....
                      And not the first time... You have a thing for frayed wires, yes?

                      Cheers....
                      The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100' below...



                      1972 Bertram 'Bahia Mar' 20
                      2006 Mercruiser 4.3MPI (0W617679) w/Alpha 1 Gen II (0W829301)
                      **
                      Please don't send service questions in private messages. That's what the forum is for. Messages of thanks, always accepted.
                      **
                      Member of the month - April 2013. http://www.iboats.com/blog/achris-member-of-the-month/

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                      • #12
                        Re: Audio Warning System

                        Originally posted by achris View Post
                        With those engines the alarm buzzer was supplied by Mercury in the harness and instrument kit as part of the engine package.

                        Chris.......
                        Agreed!

                        The buzzer and wiring is there...but the necessary engine 'switches' were missing.

                        An easy upgrade...just add the engine switches, and attach the provided wires!

                        Happy boating!

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