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Old 20 June 2005, 10:23   #1
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Suzuki Oil gauge

Just got my boat back from the marine engineer after having the power head removed and the engine top mounts replaced. However, the oil gauge is now lit up like a christmas tree!
It shows three LEDs worth of oil (the tank is full) but it also shows a red light illuminated at the bottom saying there is no oil. Does anybody know how to reset these?

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Hi.

To my knowledge they are not reset-able, more likely you have a short somewhere.

The unit is connected to a brass tube that sits verticaly in the oil tank.
In the tube is a long thin PCB with several reed switches that are activated by a magnet attached to the float as it moves up and down.

You could try moving the float up and down the sender to see if it resets.

The sender unit is very expensive to replace @100, but Suzuki recommend them as a service item every 2 or 3 years.

I had a similar problem with the one I had a few years ago on a DT40. The gauge was fine but the sender unit was corroded badly inside when I cut it open.

I removed the whole thing in the end and remembered to keep an eye on the oil level.
If you decide to do this beware, as the unit will fail safe, set of the alarm and cut the revs to get you home mode.
I made up a patch cable to replicate the top reed switch being activated and never had another problem. Did keep an eye on the oil level though.

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Old 21 June 2005, 04:23   #4
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Sounds complicated Nasher!
It was working fine 2 weeks ago before I gave it to the marine engineer. He removed the powerehead, did the top mounts and impeller and now this light is on. I am sure it must be related to work he has done. Unfortunatly, he has gone on holiday otherwise I would have been on the phone!

I will take a look at the sender though, according to my clymer manual that light is the oil flow sensor. First thing is to bleed the system I think.

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The sender in the oil tank is fine, if I pull it out the oil alarm goes off.

The red illuminated light (the problem) is the oil flow switch. I disconnected both wires to the oil flow switch yet the light remained illuminated. However, when I push the key in to open the choke the red oil flow switch light goes out! WTF is goin on then! I have looked at all the wireing and it appears correct, I have run the engine on the muffs (light stays on) and it appears to be getting oil, cos theres the usual blue smoke when you gun it.

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I ve fixed it
Incorrect wiring!

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