Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-01-2016, 07:03 AM
BallBushing's Avatar
BallBushing BallBushing is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: 1999 Maristar 210 VRS
Location: Northeast
Posts: 194
Check Engine Light

1999 Maristar 210 VRS 330 hp EFI engine 600 hours

Went out for the first time last weekend, took the kids wake boarding (20 mph), no problem. Going back to the dock 3000-3500 rpm and the check engine light goes on. Shut it off, started and the light is off, hit 3000-3500 rpm and it goes on again. No loss of power or strange noises when the light is on.

Temp was steady at 160, oil pressure 35-40 psi while running. Checked the oil, level was down about 3/4 quart, added oil and the light still goes on at 3000 -3500 rpm.

Gas - Stored the boat indoors (unheated) with 5/8 tank & stabil. Could I have some water in the gas from condensation? Plan to add some high octane gas and a bottle of dry gas

Transmission fluid, will have to check the level, would a low level cause the light to go on?

Impeller - Didn't change it this year but the temp looks good at 160

Transmission cooler - I'll check for debris but with the temp being good don't think it is blocked

Knock sensor - Read on a related post that a bad one could cause the light to go on. Never changed in 17 years. Anyway to check it?

Paper clip method to check for a fault code. Will try that this weekend

Anything else I should check? Thanks for your help
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-01-2016, 07:08 AM
CantRepeat's Avatar
CantRepeat CantRepeat is online now
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Boat: 06 X30
Location: Roll Tide!!
Posts: 11,628
Pull the code and let us know which number.
__________________
Tim
Gone, out doing soft recreational past time with overpowered boat!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-01-2016, 07:20 AM
Narrowscraft Narrowscraft is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Boat: 2007 x-15
Location: Northeast
Posts: 44
I had my check engine alarm and light come on this weekend. This is on a 2007 x15. I found the battery terminal (negative) was loose. I had not checked this when I picked it up from the dealer who had it in storage. I checked all fluids, temps etc and everything else was fine.

I cleaned all connections and actually put new terminals on and then the light went off after 5 cycles of warming to operating temps then cooling to cold. .

I can't do the paperclip trick and actually was getting ready to haul the boat out to take it to the dealer to get it read when it finally went out. I seemed to have to go through 5 cycles of heating and cooling before the alarm would reset. I did read on here that it should take 3 cycles.

Good luck.

John

Last edited by Narrowscraft; 06-01-2016 at 08:01 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-01-2016, 09:50 AM
04 Star Rider 04 Star Rider is online now
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Boat: 2004 Mastercraft X-Star
Location: Michigan
Posts: 608
I too have a random check engine light with everything seeming normal. Does the computer store these codes like a car does? it goes off once the boat is restarted.
__________________
2004 X-Star
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-01-2016, 10:40 AM
jamespjackson95's Avatar
jamespjackson95 jamespjackson95 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Boat: 2004 X-Star, 1997 X-Star, 1994 Maristar 225VRS
Location: Southeast
Posts: 153
Yes as long as it's EFI the computer will monitor the motor and store codes.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-01-2016, 12:12 PM
zsqure's Avatar
zsqure zsqure is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Boat: MC ProStar 209, 2001, LTR, Blue
Location: Down the road from Double D
Posts: 820
My check engine light goes off every now and again (LTR 330). My problem is a connector that goes to a "sender" on the starboard side of the block (in one of the drain plug holes). Clean the connection, a little electrical grease and it goes away. FWIW, I run premium all the time. Otherwise it falls on its face out of the hole.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-01-2016, 08:41 PM
BallBushing's Avatar
BallBushing BallBushing is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: 1999 Maristar 210 VRS
Location: Northeast
Posts: 194
Checked the codes using the paper clip method (very easy once you try it) Code # 44, pretty sure its the knock sensor.

Cleaned the sensor but noticed its screwed in using Teflon Tape on the threads. I read this shouldn't be done and will screw op it's operation.

Plan to put in a new sensor just to be safe, only $30. If thread damage is an issue, hence the plumbers tape, does anyone recommend using pipe thread sealant?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-02-2016, 01:54 PM
Rossterman's Avatar
Rossterman Rossterman is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2012
Boat: 2001 prostar 205V
Location: Westcoast
Posts: 992
Quote:
Originally Posted by BallBushing View Post
Checked the codes using the paper clip method (very easy once you try it) Code # 44, pretty sure its the knock sensor.

Cleaned the sensor but noticed its screwed in using Teflon Tape on the threads. I read this shouldn't be done and will screw op it's operation.

Plan to put in a new sensor just to be safe, only $30. If thread damage is an issue, hence the plumbers tape, does anyone recommend using pipe thread sealant?
The sensor requires grounding to the block to work. Sealant or tape can work as long as you verify continuity with a meter. Better to skip tape or sealer if you can though.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-02-2016, 03:47 PM
Upnorth07's Avatar
Upnorth07 Upnorth07 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2013
Boat: 2007 X15 MCX with every option
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 421
Is there a thread explaining how to perform the "Paper Clip" method? Searched but did not find anything specific. And will it work on MEFI-5?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-02-2016, 04:40 PM
BallBushing's Avatar
BallBushing BallBushing is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: 1999 Maristar 210 VRS
Location: Northeast
Posts: 194
Paper Clip Method - Google it, there's a good write up w/pictures on here but I don't know if it will work on your boat, mines a '99. Someone on here will know though.

Ordered a new knock sensor p/n 213-96 on ebay $30.89 free shipping
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:52 PM.