Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-06-2023, 03:40 PM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jun 2023
Posts: 2
Default Will my engine automatically shut off if the Drive oil reservoir is low?

Title says it all - I was cruising at about 10-15MPH on Saturday on the lake when I heard two beeps from the dash, my natural reaction was to take the speed down near neutral...next thing I know, my engine cut off.

I checked all fluid levels. The only thing I found was my drive oil reserv to be well below the sensor level.

Is it possible for the engine to cut off to 'protect itself' due to this level being low? I am new and just bought an '04 Maxum to get going, and on my 2nd go, am having trouble already.
__________________

NatiReds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2023, 06:22 PM   #2
Admiral
 
mmwjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Essex, Maryland
Posts: 9,990
Default

If a carburetor engine, no. If MPI Iím not certain but have not heard it will. Did the engine restart and run ok after topping off the reservoir?
__________________

__________________
1997 Silverton 362, 7.4 Crusaders
1997 2400 SCR, 5.7 Vortec / Bravo 2

Mike
mmwjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2023, 06:29 PM   #3
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jun 2023
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmwjr View Post
If a carburetor engine, no. If MPI Iím not certain but have not heard it will. Did the engine restart and run ok after topping off the reservoir?
It actually restarted fine even without the reservoir being topped off; I have a carburetor engine indeed. I restarted it several times on the water when it originally happened, it just wouldn't stay on.

Any other ideas? It's so weird and no one seems to know why it's happening
NatiReds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2023, 01:27 AM   #4
Admiral
 
mmwjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Essex, Maryland
Posts: 9,990
Default

So the engine starts and runs for a minute then dies? If yes I would suspect the oil pressure switch that powers the fuel pump.
__________________
1997 Silverton 362, 7.4 Crusaders
1997 2400 SCR, 5.7 Vortec / Bravo 2

Mike
mmwjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.