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Old 26 May 2009, 12:03   #1
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Otimax ' check pitot' warning

Can anyone explain what causes this on my 200 opti ? Happened twice yesterday - no sign of bag / weed at all. The temp & water pressure both totally normal as it happened but I cant seem to clear the warning unless I turn off the engine ( which I am very reluctant to do going round Hurst castle !)

I cant seem to see any explanation in the manual either ( oh and I've 'lost' the oil level display on the gauge & cant get it back in either set up menu)

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Old 26 May 2009, 14:18   #2
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your pitot sender i have found weed has gone up the pipe (yes i know it is a small bore) and
collected in the pitot sender unit,action remove sender and clean out carefully and refit or the sender is knackered.your oil level display recheck the gauge calibration check oil tank sender
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Old 26 May 2009, 16:07   #3
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your pitot sender i have found weed has gone up the pipe (yes i know it is a small bore) and
collected in the pitot sender unit,action remove sender and clean out carefully and refit or the sender is knackered
Isnt the pitot just mercurys water speed mesuring system to do with smart guages and it isnt really neccessary ? Mine failed in a 150 I had and there was no fuss about it ?
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Pitot (as far as I know) is only used for a pressure based speedometer. Clean out the pitot pickup hole (run a thumbnail up the leading edge of the lower unit and you should find it): stick a small piece of wire or whatever will fit in there to clean it out. Sand, algae, bits of shell; can be clogged by just about anything.

If that doesn't get it, you can try disconnecting the vinyl tubing at the gauges and blowing compressed air into the pitot pickup.

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Cheers everyone - the bottom inch of the leg just touches the water when on the mooring with the motor up , so guess it may get a bit of green slime in it.

I didn't notice anything stop working (speed etc ) on the gauges so as said not sure it does anything much just annoy me & worry the missus when the warning pops up.

Anyone know how to cancel it without turning it off ?
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Can't quite remember which way round they are, but think the paddle wheel reads speed up to 20 knots and then the pitot tube takes over for readings above 20 knots. I think they can be disabled using the merc computer widget that is used to service an opti. Might be worth asking next time it is serviced to have them or there alarms disabled and use GPS for speed.

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Can't quite remember which way round they are, but think the paddle wheel reads speed up to 20 knots and then the pitot tube takes over for readings above 20 knots. I think they can be disabled using the merc computer widget that is used to service an opti. Might be worth asking next time it is serviced to have them or there alarms disabled and use GPS for speed.

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You can switch them off on the gauge, just go into your calibration, go to cal2 and switch it off!!. Or get your dealer to do it!
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You can switch them off on the gauge, just go into your calibration, go to cal2 and switch it off!!. Or get your dealer to do it!
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