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Speedometer out

Postby 7mm08 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:07 am

So my 2015 Yamaha 150h speed doesn’t register anymore. About 3 wk ago it was half of my GPS Speed. I looked it up, you tubed it, and ran a wire pipe cleaner brush into it for a little ways just in case there was mud or a dirt dobber in it. Got any quick fixes before I run it over to my mechanic. The rest of the instruments on the panel run fine . Figured it was some LA mud still in there from getting in skinny water looking for reds with SCN back in the early spring
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Re: Speedometer out

Postby Pilchard » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:58 pm

I’m confused. Where did you try to clean?

In all of the boats I’ve owned, the speed gauge was always off. It was always a guage issue, not anything to do with the outboard. Even on high end custom boats that cost an arm and a leg. I never cared what they read. Always just used my GPS if I wanted an accurate number.

The only gauge I cared to see was my rpms... the newer outboards have sensors and alarms for everything else.
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Re: Speedometer out

Postby double browtine » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:31 am

Some have a hole on the front of the lower unit, and some use the plastic type mounted to the back of the boat. I am pretty sure a hose runs to the Speedo. I bet you could disconnect the hose from the back of the Speedo and blow it out with compressed air. I would not use more than 20-30 lbs of air though.
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Re: Speedometer out

Postby 7mm08 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:18 pm

Here;
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=esQ3opX9yhU

I’m sure it’s got some SC and LA mud in it
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Re: Speedometer out

Postby Pilchard » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:26 pm

Learn something new every day. Thanks!
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Re: Speedometer out

Postby SilverFox » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:03 pm

Why would you need it to work? I've never had one that didn't get clogged at some point and I've just left it alone.
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Re: Speedometer out

Postby 7mm08 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:47 pm

OCD I guess! Ha!
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Re: Speedometer out

Postby nitro_z17 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:24 am

SilverFox wrote: I've never had one that didn't get clogged at some point and I've just left it alone.

yep
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