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Old 06-10-2013, 03:08 PM
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How to read hours with a broken meter?

I need to sell my 96 PS 190 and would like to know the hours on it. When I bought the boat in 07, the hour meter didn't work, but the dealer in Wichita was able to read the hours. I live over 2 hrs away and there are no local places that can read the hours on this boat.

Any ideas besides hauling it 4 1/2 hrs round trip?
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:31 PM
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Is there another brand dealer, or Indepenent type mechanic local to you that can access the computer?
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:48 PM
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i have an obd2 port bluetooth device and a phone app that you can adjust/read anything on an automobile motor. it's awesome on my car. reset fault codes, etc...

I've never tried it on a boat, or know if boats have obd2 standard. my boat's too old to matter. anyone tried that before?
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:20 PM
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Is there another brand dealer, or Indepenent type mechanic local to you that can access the computer?

Called all the boat dealers I could find within a 2 hr radius and no one could do it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:21 PM
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i have an obd2 port bluetooth device and a phone app that you can adjust/read anything on an automobile motor. it's awesome on my car. reset fault codes, etc...

I've never tried it on a boat, or know if boats have obd2 standard. my boat's too old to matter. anyone tried that before?
I have an OBD II, doesn't work on the boat engine.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:59 AM
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Well, not sure how you feel about a $400 scanner.

http://www.rinda.com/acro/tech_specs_v6.pdf

I would double check with Rinda and make sure your ECM will display hours with that scanner. It's either going to take that scanner or the more expensive Diacom software and cable.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:39 PM
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Well, not sure how you feel about a $400 scanner.

http://www.rinda.com/acro/tech_specs_v6.pdf

I would double check with Rinda and make sure your ECM will display hours with that scanner. It's either going to take that scanner or the more expensive Diacom software and cable.

Thanks! Too bad I'm trying to sell the boat, might have bought it if I was going to keep it.
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