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Old 31 July 2016, 15:53   #1
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Digital Yam dial issue!

I took my rib out today and noticed when I was on the plane and trimming my engine out the digital dial did not show the amount of tilt I had on the engine. It usually shows as a series of bars in the right hand corner everything else was working fine.
Any ideas as to what the cause might be or is this an electrical gremlin that would be difficult to find.
I go by the action of the rib in the water but it's nice when it's all working.
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Old 31 July 2016, 16:25   #2
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Most likely the trim arm on the sender which is bolted to the outboard saddle is stuck - give it a wiggle


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Something like this...

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Chances are, it's not an electrical issue, but a simple mechanical one. The sender lever located on the engine has likely stuck. Find it, clean off the salty grime and give it a few squirts of WD40. Problem most likely solved.
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LOL - what he showed you!
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That's great...... When it stops raining I will give it a technical wiggle.....
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Wiggle might do it, but I ended up replacing mine after maybe 3 or 4 years. Salt built up enough to score the mating surfaces, and it was a losing battle to keep it moving after that. Oddly enough, the replacement has been going about twice as long as the original, and has not caused a problem (yet.)

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