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JGMinano
03-30-2007, 01:11 PM
I'm a brand new owner of an 07 X-2 MCX (will post pics soon). I had a quick question for the forum. I am trying to follow the MC recommended "break-in" guidelines (keep RPMs relatively low, don't run at constant speed/rpms for more than a minute, etc.). I put it in the water for the first time last Saturday and ran it for about 45 minutes. Everything ran perfectly. When I put it in on Sunday, I kept getting a periodic "check engine" warning on the dashboard display, as well as an audible alarm. I have been able to "clear" the warning and alarm by toggling the display button (from hours to water temp to air temp, etc.), and the oil pressure, voltage and engine water temp guages are always in the normal range. Also, I am not low on oil. Any thoughts? My dealership told me it would be ok to finish the 10 hour break-in period before trailing it back to the dealer (about a 2 hour drive each way) to have them pull the engine codes. Has anyone experienced this same issue, or have any thoughts on its cause? Thanks.

Jim@BAWS
03-30-2007, 01:15 PM
Who is your dealer and where are you located?


Jim

JGMinano
03-30-2007, 01:21 PM
Water Sports Central (Lake Lanier, Georgia).

PendO
03-30-2007, 01:30 PM
so your dealer suggests breaking it in even though there is an intermittent check engine light/alarm ... (wow)

Eagle Lake Rebel
03-30-2007, 02:17 PM
I had gauge problems on my '06 X30 and I'm about three hours away from my dealer so I feel for you. What did help me feel a lot better was when I contacted my dealer on Tuesday he wanted to come down the next day, pick the boat up, fix it, and have it back to me by the weekend if possible. I didn't ask them to do that they wanted to. It's all about customer service. Good dealers don't want bad PR know it will sell them another boat down the road. IMO I'd give the dealer a little nudge. When you buy the best you expect the best especially when problems pop up.

cmack
03-30-2007, 02:29 PM
We had the same issue with our 07 X1. But the dealer found the problem before we picked it up. They had to replace the ECM 2X's and the dash module. Once they replaced the first ECM, all the dash guages did not work. They had to call Indamar to figure out problem. I have not seen any more problems

G-man
03-30-2007, 03:27 PM
look at your gauges and check oil pressure and engine temp anytime an alarm goes off. this information can lead to the "why" is the alarm going off. I wouldn't continue break in with an alarm going off.

JGMinano
03-30-2007, 04:17 PM
According to the oil pressure, voltage, and water temp gauges, everything is as it should be. Based on everyone's advice, if the problem persists the next time I take it out (Sunday?), I'll yank it out and spend half a day dragging it back to the dealer sometime next week....I suppose that's better than working....

Thanks, everyone, for your advice.

bigmac
03-30-2007, 04:33 PM
According to the oil pressure, voltage, and water temp gauges, everything is as it should be. Based on everyone's advice, if the problem persists the next time I take it out (Sunday?), I'll yank it out and spend half a day dragging it back to the dealer sometime next week....I suppose that's better than working....

Thanks, everyone, for your advice.I don't know about the '07's, but it might save you a long trip if you were able to read the trouble code yourself. An OBD II scanner plugged into the data port would get you that info and allow you to reset it if your dealer says that's appropriate. You could buy that scanner, or you could maybe borrow one. There's a paper clip method too, wherein you can short pins A and B at the data port and get the code from the blinking of the check-engine light, but I don't know what the blinking light codes are. You could ask your dealer those codes. If it were me, I'd rather call the dealer with the code than take the boat to him hours away so he could get it. It might be nothing - you might tell him the trouble code, he might tell you it's nothing and that you should just clear it.

G-man
03-30-2007, 04:44 PM
Couldn't an Autozone pull up the code then he could call the dealer? Just thinking out loud.

Eagle Lake Rebel
03-30-2007, 09:54 PM
Do you have an Indmar dealer close? They could check it out for you and Indmar would pick up the bill for it. Might have to have the boat in use while the Tech is reading what's going on. With the drive by wire fuel system there is data being passed in both directions from the engine to gauges and fuel position. As far as using the boat, at best all it's going to do is make you mad when the problem comes back and kills your day at the lake and every one else's that went out with you to have some fun. I'd put some heat on the dealer in a nice way to get the pbl. fixed ASAP without you having to burn a day of your time for a problem you didn't create.

Stress_relief
03-30-2007, 10:12 PM
I wouldn't feel comfortable continuing my break in with that coming up. In 07 the oxygen sensors can set a code that will show check engine, trans temp will flash check engine, MAP sensor. Few different things it could be other than the usual 2. It's not worth risking problems later that could make more down time for you in the summer.

trickskier
03-30-2007, 10:14 PM
JG............Call Jim or Chuck at Bay Area Water Sports in Tampa,FL and ask their advice..............

Engine Nut
03-30-2007, 10:22 PM
I don't know about the '07's, but it might save you a long trip if you were able to read the trouble code yourself. An OBD II scanner plugged into the data port would get you that info and allow you to reset it if your dealer says that's appropriate. You could buy that scanner, or you could maybe borrow one. There's a paper clip method too, wherein you can short pins A and B at the data port and get the code from the blinking of the check-engine light, but I don't know what the blinking light codes are. You could ask your dealer those codes. If it were me, I'd rather call the dealer with the code than take the boat to him hours away so he could get it. It might be nothing - you might tell him the trouble code, he might tell you it's nothing and that you should just clear it.

DO NOT TRY TO SHORT THE DATA LINK (OBD) PLUG WITH A PAPER CLIP!!! IT WILL NOT WORK AND COULD RESULT IN SEVERE DAMAGE TO THE ECM THAT WOULD NOT BE COVERED BY YOUR WARRANTY. A MARINE DATA LINK CONNECTOR IS DIFFERENT AND ONE OF THE PINS IN THAT PLUG IS CONNECTED TO 12V BATTERY VOLTAGE.

Sorry for yelling but I wanted to make sure I got your attention. The only way to read the codes is with special marine scan tool software and cable called Diacom used in conjunction with a laptop computer.

Engine nut

bigmac
03-30-2007, 10:30 PM
DO NOT TRY TO SHORT THE DATA LINK (OBD) PLUG WITH A PAPER CLIP!!! IT WILL NOT WORK AND COULD RESULT IN SEVERE DAMAGE TO THE ECM THAT WOULD NOT BE COVERED BY YOUR WARRANTY. A MARINE DATA LINK CONNECTOR IS DIFFERENT AND ONE OF THE PINS IN THAT PLUG IS CONNECTED TO 12V BATTERY VOLTAGE.

Sorry for yelling but I wanted to make sure I got your attention. The only way to read the codes is with special marine scan tool software and cable called Diacom used in conjunction with a laptop computer.

Engine nut

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