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Old 23 March 2014, 10:47   #1
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Mariner 115hp 2 stroke weak tell tale and warning buzzer

Hi everyone I have been working on my friends rib sorting out a few faults and he has just had a different engine put on by a company in Southampton.

We sea trialed the boat today and we got a warning alarm, checked the tell tale and it was very weak and dissipated to almost nothing when engine was running at higher revs, we limped her back to the slip. There was no apparent blockages on the intake, so I'm wondering if the impeller is shot despite it coming from a company that has provided a warranty.

I'm reluctant to do any work on it as will void warranty.

What would people recommend to do in this situation as we are in Plymouth and the engine is from Southampton.

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Old 23 March 2014, 11:59   #2
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What I'm hoping is we can do the work with another company and get the bill squared away by the Southampton company if not?

I can do the work myself but don't want to tinker with it if it's under warranty.
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If it were me I would access the impeller and look at it. Then decide how to approach the issue. That is me and I have no problem tearing machinery down, even if it is under warranty. Sometimes it is easier just to fix it, then deal with warranties, and they might just send you an impeller. Of course you could call them and ask them their thoughts on the idea and explain the distance issue.
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What I'm hoping is we can do the work with another company and get the bill squared away by the Southampton company if not?

I can do the work myself but don't want to tinker with it if it's under warranty.
Talk to the company.
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talk to the company first or you could invalidate any warrenty by messing with it yourself
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I think the over riding advise so far is :

Ring the company !!!
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The company agreed to cover the cost of a local company to carry out repair. Which I think is a good response.

Hopefully get it sorted.

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