Audio Alarm

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  1. mark_fitzy
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    mark_fitzy Junior Member

    Hi guys

    Quick and easy question, I have a 1995 Regal 182 Bowrider Chev 262 4.3LT
    V6 mercruiser

    Can any one tell me the following.

    Does this boat come with an engine audio alarm system for the temp and oil etc?

    if it does, how does this work? and how do I know if mine is working?

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    1995 Regal 182 Bowrider
    Chev 262 4.3LT V6 Marine Motor
    with Alpha 1 Gen II
     
  2. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    The audio alarm was optional, one wire in the Mercruiser cable (tan/blue, pin 4) is reserved for it.

    It involves an oil pressure switch, water temp. switch and could be extended with a gear oil switch if the boat was equipped with a "lube monitor jar". Under the instrument panel a small buzzer is installed, connected to the purple lead (5) and (4).

    The buzzer sounds as soon as you turn the key and stops when the engine has started. If it sounds during running, it indicates there's no oil pressure, you've lost gear oil or the engine overheated.
     
  3. yipster
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    yipster designer

    blew an engine once not having that wire in :eek:
     

  4. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    Now you understand why the ******** only offered the alarm as an option.
     
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