Firstly the engine number is; 6D91001168
Purchased new 23/03/05.
Hi c2ribs, will hopefully get down on Monday and work out the sequence of lights and try and post you results. (From memory three slow flashes long pause, three more flashes, but that is now a best guess!) Engineer did say sequence was important to work out problem, but guess didn't let me in on his thoughts. He reckoned when laptop plugged in and engine running that temperature was low, and that the thermostat may be stuck open, but was not that important and with a bit of use ie trip over to Cowes, may free up.
Apart from that engine given a clean bill of health.
Hi outboardtech. Again will try your suggestion disconnecting harness etc. Monday. I guess that is some way of resetting the 'brain'. Again I did suggest to Engineer resetting when plugged in, which he said he tried and made no difference.
I was reluctant to go out again as it will be just my luck it will turn out to be a more serious problem, but the more I think about it, I just think that it is just an 'overly complicated sensor' issue. Life would be so much simpler if we didn't have so many flashing lights and alarms going off.........
The boat will go into emergency trawl I have been told if the problem is major.........again doesn't give me a lot of confidence when out and about with the kids.
Thank you both for showing an interest, much appreciated.