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Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-14-2007, 12:31 PM Reply   
Was out in my 02 X-star yesterday. As always, when I start the boat I lift the engine cover to listen to the engine then crawl back there and check to make sure everything is looking OK. Took off from the dock, went about a mile then a steady alarm was going off. Gauges looked fine, temp gauge fine. I opened the hatch as the boat is idleing and a fine spray is coming from the impeller cover. The gasket was pushed out a bit. I check the screws and one of the screws backed out. I shut the boat down, realigned the gasket and tightened down the impeller cover screws and the boat ran fine. I guess I didn't tighten them down good enough this spring when changing the impeller. I kept reading on here "make sure you don't overtighten them or they will snap". Guess I was a little gun shy. What caused the motor to sense this? Was water getting somewhere where it shouldn't have. I noticed the belt got wet and was squeaking, could it detect the belt slipping? I'm just curious as to what triggered the alarm exactly. Thanks.
Old     (bwillx2)      Join Date: May 2007       06-14-2007, 12:44 PM Reply   
I have an 04 X2 old X-star and my belt slips a little and makes little squeak every now and then but my alarm doesn't go off. The only time my alarm has gone off was when i was installing my system and had everything runnning off one battery. The battery would get low and set the alarm off, but i wired another battery and alarm hasn't gone off since. So to answer your question i don't think it would be the belt slipping that set it off
Old     (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-14-2007, 1:05 PM Reply   
It was probably overheating and telling you to check your cooling system. It could also have a water psi sender somewhere? I don't trust gauges tha much.

(Message edited by Olskooltige on June 14, 2007)
Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-14-2007, 4:17 PM Reply   
Like I said, the temp wasn't normal, a little under 160. The engine compartment did seem pretty warm though..maybe the gauge isn't accurate.
Old     (airfreak)      Join Date: Jul 2001       06-18-2007, 9:37 AM Reply   
Possible the gage and alarm uses different sensors. Gage may have been reading low because water was not getting to it.


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