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Old 08 August 2009, 10:07   #11
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because the sensor tells that there is water in the system and if you dont do anything about it you can /will damage vitall parts of the fuel system
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I understand that!

My point being, is that the ECU hasn't got a problem shutting the engine down into Guardian mode if the oil is getting low so why doesn't it do it when the water in fuel sensor is flagging?

Your point about the lazy owner not rectifying the problem and causing further damage is taken, but surely the error log would tell you how long the owner has been ignoring the issue. And if it is what d'ya think would be a fair time span to retify the problem?

As a person that has shelled out for a new Opti in the past the major reason for doing so was for the warranty.

Nephew Miller

Was the engine installed by a dealer and was a water seperator/filter fitted?
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Old 08 August 2009, 13:39   #12
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Yes it has a water seperator fitted, was done by ribraff on this forum who rebuilt the boat...Prior to even starting the engine it had to be inspected and the pdi done by the mercury dealer.

I hope barrus dont try to fob me off with this one....I ll understand if I had been negligent and just ignored the alarms; then I deserve what I get but as soon as the alarm came on, we headed back to the marina and the filters were changed next day!..What else was I supposed to do?switch the engine off and row?!
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Old 09 August 2009, 12:05   #13
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Miller please ring me on monday at work 01869 326411 i didnot say or infer that the owner was lazy or negligent my reply was for information only
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Old 09 August 2009, 13:16   #14
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Miller please ring me on monday at work 01869 326411 i didnot say or infer that the owner was lazy or negligent my reply was for information only
Will do, who do I ask to speak to?
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Old 09 August 2009, 14:10   #15
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ring the number above it will come straight to my desk where either my college or myself will answer if it is not answered cos we both repair obms as well leave a phone number and i will ring you backe asap.
alan surman (uncle al) 01869 326411
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Old 28 August 2009, 07:55   #16
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well, I have had the mercury guy out to repair the engine, I know also need a new injector, which isnt covered by warranty! 250 quid.

I must say I am not very impressed with this optimax ordeal, left a very sour taste in my mouth and I have no faith in the engine anymore...40 hours and a 600 quid bill!

I have always checked the water separator and emptied out any water, the tank was pressure tested last year so should have no leaks.. I was told that the water in fuel warning only comes on when it reaches a certain level in one of the filters/pumps? and by then its too late! What a waste of time warning alarm, thats like a burglar alarm that tells you after the burglar has been!..Pointless.

Oh well, you learn from your mistakes...Wish I had stuck to the 2 stroke!techonology aint always the way forward!
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