Vessel View Fault HELP Transmission Overtemp!

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by bmay1909, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Lake St. Clair/MI
    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives


    Perfect, I'm going to head to the boat this evening to see what I find.

    I will post my results/pictures later today.

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Lake St. Clair/MI
    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives

    I believe I saw this while crawling around down there last night. The top was black with the allen wrench bolt in the middle.
     
  3. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Lake St. Clair/MI
    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives

    Besides some slime both ends were clear .
    Is the second picture the tranny filter?
     

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  4. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Nov 11, 2018
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    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives


    Here’s a picture of the tranny filter. I did not have a magnet/thinner to clean. It looked clean to me.
     

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  5. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives
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    Do you guys think it’s a bad sensor?

    Here are what my gauges read when it went off...see picture


    Also guys on my dock said it could be my impellers or the knock sensor, do you think any of these could the the cause?
     
  6. PMC

    PMC Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
    What did the inside of the cooler look like when you had it apart?
     
  7. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives


    Clean nothing clogged. A bit slimy but that’s it.
     
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  8. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

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    What about the cooler tubes? Did you inspect each one with a flashlight? That's where crap collects, especially pieces of old impellars.
     
  9. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives

    Here’s what each side looked like, there was no visible debris at least to my eye.
     

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  10. Hey Ray

    Hey Ray Member

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    Jan 11, 2016
    San Rafael, CA
    1997 330 Express Cruiser
    Twin Horizon 8.1
    Yours look way better than mine did. Almost all the holes on mine had some sort of deposits stuck in them.
     
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  11. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives

    Do you think its a bad sensor then?
     
  12. PMC

    PMC Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
    IMO you are still in diagnostic mode. You can try swapping in a new sensor or scan it when its hot. Scanning with an Infrared gun when the problem happens will tell you the true temperature.
     
  13. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Lake St. Clair/MI
    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives

    I would agree with you on that.

    Do I simply just scan the actual sensor with an IR temp gun?

    And is this the sensor I would be scanning?

    Thanks again!
     

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  14. PMC

    PMC Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
    I would scan the brass on the trans hose. If you can see / reach it on the trans itself, scan it there.
     
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  15. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives

    I’m gonna give that a try, hopefully tomorrow or Friday
     
  16. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

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    You may have done this but I haven't heard this action... can you see thru every tube in the cooler? If so you're good. Even a few plug will increase temp.
     
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  17. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives

    I cannot actually see through the cooler. How do I flush it out?
     
  18. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

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    Take the cooler off. Use a flashlight to see thru, look from otherside. No light its plugged. Use a fine stiff skinny bottle brush. Copper is soft so no hangers or metal brushes. Then hose it out under water pressure. Like washing your car.
     
  19. bmay1909

    bmay1909 Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Lake St. Clair/MI
    04 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 6.2L MPI 320-HP V-Drives

    Going to give that a try tomorrow morning. My mechanic was out today to replace the impellers (there were no missing pieces) and a tune up.

    He thinks it’s the sensor. Put it on the computer and it’s not telling him much.


    Took the boat out this evening and it ran just fine. Alarm went off for about 30 seconds then turn off. 10 minutes later it went off again
     
  20. LG111

    LG111 Active Member

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    Agree it's the sensor, but those coolers should be checked occasionally.
     
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