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Old 23 August 2006, 08:52   #1
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Oil - 140hp Suzuki Four Stroke

The oil light has started flashing on my 140hp Suzuki - I had been warned about this by my dealer - I undertsand it shows that the 20 hours oil change is due.

I would like to take the boat out once again before service, but am unsure whether the flashinbg light tells me that an oil service is due or whether it also warns me of low oil level.

Is there anyway I can check that the oil level is at the correct height (i.e. does the engine have a dipstick like my car).

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Old 23 August 2006, 09:06   #2
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does the engine have a dipstick

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Yes there is one under the hood, you need to make sure the engine is level otherwise it will give a wrong reading, you can also re-set the flashing Oil light yourself, in the manual it tells you how to do it, something along the lines of turning the key in the ignition or pushing the key certain ammount of times.

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I had this the other day mid-crossing and thought I had a problem. After a few more nervous miles I realised it was the 100 hour warning. All you need to do is turn on the ignition and pull the kill cord red button three times (or something like that anyway). Perhaps best you read the manual, you really ought to know a bit more about your engine IMHO before going out to sea.
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Thanks all - and yes I guess I should read the manual - in these days of fuel injection etc... it's easy to forget that things can go wrong.

So in essence it should be Ok to put a few more hours on the engine before service, providing the oil level is ok.

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you pull the kill cord off then turn on the ignition and pull the kill cord red button out three time. there should then be a long beep signifing that it has been reset.
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If you haven't had the 20hr service yet, try not to let it go too far incase it affects the warranty.

My oil light came on after the 200hr service was completed - I left it a few weeks, and the thing started beeping, which resulted in the manual coming out to find out how to reset it!!

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