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Old 10-15-2011, 09:25 PM
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Maiden Voyage Issues: Help Please w/ 197

As you may know, I bought a (day old to me) 2005 PS197TT. As you could imagine, I was excited. Towed to Lake Austin, and put her in. Idled out past "no wake" buoys and hit the gas. Got on plane and immediately the "check engine" alarm sounds. Of course, I pulled back and immediately look at gauges. Gauges look good. Opened engine compartment and it sounds fine (minus alarm). I do notice quite a bit of water (yes, plug is in). Close cover and try to accelerate back to dock - nothing. It did let me limp in, but that was it. So, all in all, spent close to 4 hrs on the road and at the ramp, less than 15 minutes on my new boat. You guys' help would be really appreciated right now. I know I'll have more questions, but this one is pressing.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:20 PM
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Did you not take it for a test drive before you put down your cash?
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:22 PM
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First thing I would check is the impeller. should be 4 screws on the cover. its in front of the belt. if it fails, the engine gets hot and sounds alarm. Just first thing to check. I think other things will also trip the alarm. So the temp gauge was normal?
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:45 PM
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no, I didn't test drive. Bought from dealer and he put in the water tank; no issues there. I called and they said bring it in. Just looking for some ideas before it goes back to dealer.

I felt the water pump and it was cool. Temp was normal.

Again, all fine and a few minutes later the alarm.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:50 PM
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Hope its something simple...the computer will tell.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:15 PM
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Out of the 2005 Owner's Manual p. 6-1:

Making Use of the Multi-Function Gauge
...the multi-function gauge also displays several alarms. The following messages will be displayed if an alarm occurs:
VOLT = Below 11.5 volts
OIL = Oil is below 4 p.s.i. when the R.P.M. is below 1000 R.P.M. or the oil pressure is below 10 p.s.i. and above 1000 R.P.M.
TEMP = High engine temperature alarm
TRAN = Transmission alarm
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:27 PM
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Welcome to the site! Any pics of your "new" boat??

There are several 2005 TT owners, to include me, who post often on this site. Keep us in the loop on your issue and we will try to hlep out! mac
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:12 PM
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TT in gen discussion is his new boat. If it were me and I didn't have it checked out before I bought it I would have it run over fully now. I would have everything picked apart and that gives you the winter to deal with the issues. I had the same probs on my maiden and spent a long time chasing a loose wire on the fuel pump.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:44 PM
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TT in gen discussion is his new boat. If it were me and I didn't have it checked out before I bought it I would have it run over fully now. I would have everything picked apart and that gives you the winter to deal with the issues. I had the same probs on my maiden and spent a long time chasing a loose wire on the fuel pump.
Side bar- are you still trying to sell your boat or do you have a winter's reprive?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:49 PM
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^meh probably not selling. If I do it will be after I get her up to 100% restored after the winter unless I had a tasty offer that is. I really want a smaller boat but who know.
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