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Old 09-19-2017, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hello, my name is Scott. I am taking possession of a 1998 3000 SCR tomorrow. I am in Harrison Township, MI and will keep the boat on Lake St. Clair.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:10 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard

Congrats and post some picture when you get her.
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Welcome aboard "blakels"!!!!!
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As a 01 3000 owner you will be very proud of your purchase! Congrats and any 3000 questions.....let them rip!


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Old 09-21-2017, 04:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. I just brought her home last night. Currently having some beautiful weather here in SE Michigan so we'll get to take her out a few times before hauling out for the winter. Seemed to run good and plane quickly but noticed a couple issues that I didn't see on the sea trial. The port drive trim indicator gauge is not working so I put them all the way down and raised them together using the starboard gauge. Also. it doesn't appear to be charging properly, one gauge is reading 11 volts and the other 12. Shouldn't they be 13-14?

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Most problems with the trim gauges are caused by the round sensor on the outdrive itself. If that is the original charger you might look into a new replacement. Volt meters should be reading over 12. Do a test at the battery post and see what you have got. When were the bellows changed lasted? Good luck and enjoy!

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Most problems with the trim gauges are caused by the round sensor on the outdrive itself. If that is the original charger you might look into a new replacement. Volt meters should be reading over 12. Do a test at the battery post and see what you have got. When were the bellows changed lasted? Good luck and enjoy!

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I agree that the timer gauge is most likely a bad trim sender.

Regarding the difference in volt reading first clean and tighten all (positive and negative) battery connections.
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Thanks for the replies. The first thing I checked was the battery connections which were good, then the alternator connections. Both alternator output wires are burnt off at the eyelet. When I picked the boat up the previous owner had the boat running with the battery switch on both. If this was his standard practice, that could be the cause. It seems like it's kind of light gauge wire for the application to me, only about 10 gauge. I will replace the eyelets tonight and hopefully the alternators are OK.
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Well I replaced both alternator connectors and they appear to be working now. I have a little over 13V on #1 and just under 14V on number #2 while underway on Battery 1 only. It was down to 10 volts so I had to start them on Both then switch to Number 1 to charge it. I put about 3 hours on it over the weekend and it seems OK.

Oh and the bellows were rplaced about 5 years ago but only about 70 hours since then
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Well I replaced both alternator connectors and they appear to be working now. I have a little over 13V on #1 and just under 14V on number #2 while underway on Battery 1 only. It was down to 10 volts so I had to start them on Both then switch to Number 1 to charge it. I put about 3 hours on it over the weekend and it seems OK.

Oh and the bellows were rplaced about 5 years ago but only about 70 hours since then
Hours don't really mean much on bellows their rubber and subject to water. Inspect between the folds to looks for signs of cracks.
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