BUZZER/ALARM ISSUE

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dab62
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BUZZER/ALARM ISSUE

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Hello all. I have had an annoying problem with a buzzer/alarm on both stations of my F32. I belive it is tied to my syncronizer, it seems to coincide with the lights on the syncros. It is like spastic morse code. syncros seem original. It also does not go away when engines are synched. Any thoughts, or ideas would be appreciated.
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Re: BUZZER/ALARM ISSUE

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If you think its a synchronizer issue you could disconnect it . Will it do it with just one engine running ? Are the temps and pressures normal ? Voltage readings ok ? All the time or under certain conditions ?
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Re: BUZZER/ALARM ISSUE

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It happens all the time. all gauges read normal,except starboard engine always reads colder than normal. I have verified via infrared gun that she's running at normal temp. I have not tried one engine only. It's so annoying that I wanted to disconnect the buzzer, but did not want to disable another alarm. Time to dig deeper. Thanks for the reply!
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Re: BUZZER/ALARM ISSUE

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What make / model of engine synch do you have?

Engine alarms are usually set up to warn based on things like temperature or oil pressure issues, or if an engine quits (again, picks up on zero oil pressure). Perhaps you just have a wiring issue. Has anyone done work on the boat recently and maybe reconnected wires incorrectly, or perhaps chafed wires allowing signal to the synch to impact or short out normal sense wires?

One other consideration - most F32s have separate buzzers for port and starboard engines. Is this happening on the same side at both stations, or different, or is there a third buzzer sensing something else?

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Re: BUZZER/ALARM ISSUE

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Perhaps it is a wiring issue. The thing that strikes me a bit odd is that it's not a steady sound.As I indicated. it's like spastic Morse code. Time for some dash diving. I'll have to pay attention to which side of the dash it's coming from. I think it might be a 3rd buzzer. Hard to tell because the sound is not steady. I'll probably have to wait until spring, so I can run the engines. Thanks again for your input.
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Also look lose wiring .
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Re: BUZZER/ALARM ISSUE

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That's probably the best place to start. Plus it will be a good winter project!
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