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Old 08-24-2010, 12:59 PM
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I found a luv/hate relationship with PP in my boat over the years from exactly the same symptoms you are experiencing...

Crank the engine PP beeps and resets...

Turn on too many accessories, PP beeps at you and resets...

Gauges act funny and are inaccurate...

I disconnected PP this summer and have never been HAPPIER! Taught myself to use the boat's tachometer to drive, just like PP used to. Gauges work normally now too!
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:12 PM
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Agreed. bought the PP so that less skilled drivers didn't have to think about it. If it were just me-- I've been driving tach based for years.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:41 PM
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I rely on the PP to get my speed through the course within standard tolerances. It is so much easier for the driver to use PP so they need only concentrate on keeping the boat straight. I don't have any accessories like a stereo or anything else for that matter, so it is not an issue. But I do turn the boat on and off a lot and waiting for the PP to reset is a little annoying.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:10 PM
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Indeed - my problem is consistent whether i've got the radio on or not - i just noted that since the radio is clearly sufferring from the same voltage draw-down as the PP head end.

I talked to Vince @ SKIDIM today and he had a very insightful thought which I am going to dig into - he suggested that my overheating coil and my PP reset are related to a common ground issue. Now, I've been through my boat, top to bottom, checking all the wiring, resistances, etc, and I know the wiring is good. however, one thing I didn't check into was whether or not any of the gauges could be causing a ground fault. Unfortunately, the best way to start testing this is to completely unwire the gauges on my dash and then see if the system behaves any better. But I think I'm going to go "down that rathole" and see if I can't permanently eliminate this problem.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:00 AM
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In rewiring my boat this winter, I solved my problem - but I wanted to share the solution with everyone. I now believe my install was user-error. I wired the PP 12V to the A terminal of my keyswitch (A=accessory) one would assume this would have power whenever the boat is in any position other than "off".. that is not the case. The A terminal drops to zero volts when you turn the keyswitch to the "start" position. Moved power to the "I" terminal (I=ignition, the purple wire), and of course now the PP works just fine. That said, I did install the relay and power the perfectpass off of the second battery I installed over the winter.

Oh well, can't get them all right, all the time.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:53 AM
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Wink

I am proud of you!
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Need LT-1 parts?
OIL FILTER: Factory installed is a Penzoil P23, Afta market brands, AC Delco PF-454 and a Fram PH-13 or PH-30 will work.
SPARK PLUGS: AC Delco MR43LTS (gapped to .040")
FUEL FILTERS: AC Delco 25171391 (pump inlet side)
89058397 (pump outlet side)
IGNITION WIRES: Call Inboard Online @ (877) 327-7175 and order part numbers 556010A (odd bank) and 556010B (even bank)
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:30 PM
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Aw shucks :-)
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