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bhs91

motor alarm

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I was out last night on a local lake that is absurdly weedy. After running to various fishing spots, at a troll speed since the lake is so weedy and shallow and numerous times pulling weeds off the prop. I decide to open it up since I was following a guy that lives on the lake and my alarm went off. I assume it over heated somehow. I waited about 30 minutes or so and the alarm finally did not go off when i turned the key and we putted in. I was on this same lake last year and the same exact thing happened so last year I brought it in to get it check and they found nothing. I assume the same thing would happen this time as well and I am not really concerned...But should I flush it with clean water just to make sure that all the crap is out before I run it, or will it flush itself when i go to a normal lake. I have a 2005 70 hp tiller yamaha and i just had the impeller changed this spring. If I need to flush it, how do I do that?

Thanks,

BHS

PS the only lake this has ever happened on is this lake in the 3 years I have had the boat.

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Make sure that you are getting water from the telltale(pee hole), could be plugged up and causing you some overheating problems. Or it could be your impeller is not functioning well and needs replacing.

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maybe low oil levels made it tweak the alarm sound at you.

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If it was the oil alarm, does it stay on even after you fill it?

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Nope, shouldn't. I usually forget to fill my oil levels and the alarm is constant. ha ha. Annoying, especially when trying to load on trailer when that alarm is loud.

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