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  • Penta DP Tilt issue

    My trim works on my Penta, buy my Tilt does not. The P.O. told me it had a bad sensor on the motor for the gauge not work. Could this be related? What sensor would he be talking about?

  • #2
    which drive are you working on?

    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

    Past Boats
    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
    1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

    What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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    • #3
      Its a DP-C1.

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      • #4
        So there is a sensor somewhere on the lower unit that controls the tilt gauge. Does this also control tilt vs trim? How else does the pump know how far to stop for trim. I was told by the previous owner the sensor was bad. Which makes sense because the gauge doesnt work with trim.

        Is there a seperate ram for tilt?

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        • #5
          No, your DP-C has two rams. the sensor is inside the boat, driven by a star wheel thru a shaft in the steering yoke. there is a toothed segment that is bolted to the steering helmet that drives the star wheel.

          the sensor then sends a signal to the gauge (my guess square with LCD readout) which in turn commands the trip point for the tilt vs trim relay. your hand control should have an override switch under the cross-bar somewhere to operate in the tilt area.

          without the gauge working (could be sensor, most likely gauge) the system will think you are in the tilt zone all the time, requiring the over-ride to raise the drive.

          The sensor assembly is in the upper right window, the toothed segment is just below that.

          I highly (ok, Strongly) recommend downloading your manual http://www.volvopenta.com/volvopenta...on_search.aspx

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          1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

          Past Boats
          1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
          2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
          1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

          What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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          • #6
            I will check it out and report back. My boat has a round gauge with a needle that rotates up or down for tilt. Its stuck at the top point. But does flicker a bit when i turn the key on.

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            • #7
              BTW thank you.

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              • #8
                Well my handle has no overide button i can find. So i havent been able to tilt yet. Is there anyway to test the sending unit?

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                • #9
                  Could you help me find the right manual, When i got to my paticular boat. It is a 5.8FL Penta DP-C1. 1995, they dont have a manual, just a brochure. I would love to have a specific DP-C1 manual.

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                  • #10
                    look up a 1993 VP 572
                    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

                    Past Boats
                    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
                    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
                    1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

                    What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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                    • #11
                      Are you talking about a different brand of boat?

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                      • #12
                        boat manufactures do not have manuals. only the motor and drivelines do. you have a volvo penta drive. go to the link I posted prior and download your drive manual. if you cant find the drive manual under your 5.8 liter, look at the 5.7 liter (same drive). the volvo penta drive manual has your troubleshooting for the trim system.
                        1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

                        Past Boats
                        1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
                        2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
                        1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

                        What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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                        • #13
                          I would also suggest PMing a moderator to move this thread to the Volvo Penta forum. you will get much more traffic
                          1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

                          Past Boats
                          1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
                          2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
                          1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

                          What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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                          • #14
                            Well this device seems to be the culprit. The previous owner cut a wire, that allows the boat to go through the entire range just using the trim buttons. The trim module has a burn hole in it. I have verified that the trim sensor is working still. I have also verified that the gauge runs to the module as do the trim sensors.










                            This is a picture of the motor "trimmed" all the way up. again i think with the cut wire from the P.O., it just allows full adjustability with no limits. the pump will dead head up if i hold the button all the way up.

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                            • #15
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                              Can anyone help me find one of these. I cannot find the exact one. i have a analog gauge in my dash that works with it.

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