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    • Fuel Sending Unit

      This topic has 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Rob Schepis 1 week ago

      August 14, 2019 at 9:09 am Have a pair of 450 Diamond series engines in our 1998 Tiara 3500 Express. Both gas tanks replaced with new sending units matched to the VDO fuel gauges. Both tanks 175 gallon capacity. Ran out of gas on port side engine, even though fuel gauge showed little over 1/4 tank. Generator is off port side as well. Starboard side showed little less than 1/2 tank. Added 10 gallons to port side tank to get to fuel pumps. Port side tank fills up with 108 g…

      Started by:  Jim Gabilanes

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      August 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm Sounds like you should have had adequate usable fuel – I would pull the tanks pick up tubes and inspect them. Rob "Luck is the residue of good design."

      Last Post by:  Rob Schepis posted: 1 week ago

    • Network problem two engine display on Raymarine

      This topic has 6 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Corey Schmidt 1 month ago

      July 20, 2019 at 4:59 am I’m trying to network my two recently installed QSB5.9 version one SIM engines to my Raymarine MFD’s. (serial numbers 60294916 & 60295589) I have connected the individual VesselView 4’s to the raymarine backbone via device net cables. The engines are not linked. Only one engine at a time is showing up on the network. The MUS settings are set for stbd master and port slave. VV4’s are port and stbd and different identities ( locations…

      Started by:  Wayne Spalding

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      July 23, 2019 at 6:55 am Call Mercury on their hotline and see if there is a way to separate the instances via the software? 1 (920) 929-5040 Corey Schmidt | VP, Operations | Seaboard Marine, Inc.

      Last Post by:  Corey Schmidt posted: 1 month ago

    • Mercury smartcraft replacement

      This topic has 12 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by Corey Schmidt 2 months ago

      May 14, 2019 at 7:28 pm I am interested in replacing my Mercury marine smart craft computer. I have a 2009 Meridian with twin 5.9 cummins diesels. I have been told that because I also have a DTS throttle control system that I cannot replace the smart craft with an after market system. Is that true? What are my options? Thanks, Jon Arnold Jon

      Started by:  Jon

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      June 13, 2019 at 9:22 am For a TWIN engine setup you would need TWO displays kits…. Corey Schmidt | VP, Operations | Seaboard Marine, Inc.

      Last Post by:  Corey Schmidt posted: 2 months ago

    • Sim no J39 data

      This topic has 18 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by Wayne Spalding 3 months ago

      July 22, 2017 at 5:10 pm Cummins had to replace my QSB 5.9 engine and put a Recon in it this last week. All seems to be fine. They very nicely gave me a version 3 VesselView as I didn’t have one in the boat. We connected it for the sea trial and it all worked fine yesterday. Today, shortly after starting the engine I got the “sim no J39 data” error. When this occurs, don’t get any rpm reading, either on the VesselView or the original tachome…

      Started by:  David Hays

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      May 15, 2019 at 5:42 pm I had this message on one engine yesterday after a complete battery change Was a blown fuse on the ECM. My engines are near new version 1 reco QSB5.9 380hp. It turns out there are 4 fuses on each engine, one more than the Cummins guy was expecting. I’m told his attendance and troubleshooting is not under warranty. Based Gold Coast, Australia general sport fishing Attachments:You must be logged in to access attached files.

      Last Post by:  Wayne Spalding posted: 3 months ago

    • NMEA 2000 gateway to Diesel View

      This topic has 17 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Philip 3 months ago

      April 20, 2019 at 6:47 am I want to say what a fantastic forum. It is so refreshing to find this! I have a 2006 48 SeaRay Sundancer with twin cummins QSC 8.3 (ESN 46529161 and ESN 46529055). My Diesel view controller head is part number 4932604 and I have rev 5 Sims on both engines. All my Smart-Craft stuff (analog dashboard gauges, engine sync switch, etc. works just fine. However, my diesel view display is starting to fade and appears to be hading south as they seem…

      Started by:  John Rucker

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      May 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm Thanks for the follow up. I would never have guessed you had a bad gateway. Glad you got it working. Phil

      Last Post by:  Philip posted: 3 months ago

    • Warning Troll

      This topic has 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Tony Athens 3 months ago

      April 30, 2019 at 12:43 pm I recently installed a wet qsm11 which came with a smartcraft vesselview 4. Right off the bat is has a “warning troll” on the display that cannot be cleared. After talking to Mercury tech support they started it is a compatibility issue with Cummins and cannot be removed. Anyone else run into this issue?

      Started by:  Mike Vinci

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      April 30, 2019 at 6:36 pm You will not like my answer————–SmartCraft, AKA something I cannot put is print anymore, has no place on a Cummins engine. Why?–Simple……… There are no answers for the glitches, and a minimum of support from the Cummins distributor that profited from the sale of the engine…A sad situation that Cummins needs to address. As to alternatives—-Plenty of 100% rock solid options based …

      Last Post by:  Tony Athens posted: 3 months ago

    • Is an EGT alarm a better overheat indicator than coolent temp.

      This topic has 14 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by Tony Athens 4 months ago

      January 28, 2018 at 5:10 pm I’m considering installing EGT gauges with alarms to augment my coolent temp gauges/alarms. I’m thinking this is an overall better heads up that things are heating up. I’ve read that if you lost all coolant (blown hose) you may not get an alarm due to sensors no longer submerged in coolant. Am I thinking corectly? Is it worth installing these? Any strong opinions? Thanks! Joe

      Started by:  Joe Monaco

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      April 13, 2019 at 10:23 am IMO, in a Marine application using Cummins mid-range engines ( and probably most others) , the most import alarms you have can would be redundant coolant temp ( a tad below 200F) and seawater flow. How you do that is totally up to you but this site shows may options/pics.. Tony.. Tony Athens Seaboard Founder Go here for the latest stuff we put together and share for all to see:

      Last Post by:  Tony Athens posted: 4 months ago

    • Silent Aqualarm – best way to diagnose?

      This topic has 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Larry Backman 4 months ago

      April 7, 2019 at 9:15 am I have a 6 year old Aquaalarm connected to a water flow sensor as well as a raw water temp sensor. It’s not sounding this year when the keyswitch is turned as has always been the case, A quick look at wires, sensors, connections, etc. didn’t show anything obviously wrong. We splashed on Thursday, I wasn’t really paying attention when I started the engine but I thought I heard a weak alarm and then nothing. In 4 starts since, no alarm…

      Started by:  Larry Backman

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      April 7, 2019 at 2:06 pm He who wired it ( who wasn’t me!) ran a red wire from the flow sensor to the alarm, a purple wire from the temp sensor to the alarm and powered the two sensors with a black wire tapped off the ignition, fused in the middle of no where and then split to a pair of black wires running to either sensor. The fuse was salt/moisture corroded… Fun afternoon for a 1$ part!

      Last Post by:  Larry Backman posted: 4 months ago

    • Smartcraft fuel level input high

      This topic has 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Corey Schmidt 4 months ago

      April 1, 2019 at 2:57 pm I have twin QSB 5.9 diesels in my 42 powerboat. I’m currently cruising the Bahamas. Two days ago, an hour into a two hr run at 1800 rpm, I got a Smartcraft alarm on my port engine, “Fuel Level Input High”. See pic. This alarm only showed on the gauge on the left side of the helm. I have two Smartcraft gauges. The gauge on the right side showed a green “OK” symbol. I acknowledged the alarm and continued cruising keeping an eye on th…

      Started by:  Andrew Scott McKinley

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      April 4, 2019 at 6:36 am If that is the case then indeed you are more than likely dealing with a “smartCraft Gremlin”… Perform a factory reset on that specific display and re-configure it correctly as “Diesel Inboard NO TROLL” and go from there… Assuming fuel level readings are coming up on the screen and are rather accurate? Corey Schmidt | VP, Operations | Seaboard Marine, Inc.

      Last Post by:  Corey Schmidt posted: 4 months ago

    • CCM Multisensor Fault Code

      This topic has 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Corey Schmidt 5 months ago

      March 18, 2019 at 1:05 am Hi, Recently have had cases of alarm, fault code of “CCM Multisensor Lever 1” when engaging Starboard drive. Engine still runs. No drive. Can cure it by stopping / starting the Stbd engine.Then engages fine. Happens sporadically, but getting more frequent. Cummins QSC with ZF 305 A Transmission. Any others with this problem, or who have cured it? Much appreciated. Thanks.

      Started by:  Keith Donaldson

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      March 18, 2019 at 9:44 am Any way you can post the EXACT codes of the fault next time they appear? I’ll take a look and see what could be causing it… From the look of it, you have a DTS control system which is Mercury-based… I would try a FACTORY RESET on the VesselView before exploring any other avenues… Corey Schmidt | VP, Operations | Seaboard Marine, Inc.

      Last Post by:  Corey Schmidt posted: 5 months ago

    • Dieselview only showing Port data – both smartcra

      This topic has 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Corey Schmidt 5 months ago

      February 25, 2019 at 12:29 pm Recently purchased a 2007 40 Sea Ray with Twin QSB 5.9. The Dieselview screen is actually in good shape however it only shows data from the port engine (engine & fuel). All dash gauges work for both engines. I tried cleaning the terminals for the starboard engine where it plugs into the dieselview but no change. I’ve been reading through the forums and from what I gather if this was a problem with the connection at the engine my dash …

      Started by:  tomadrian

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      March 11, 2019 at 3:12 pm I do not think it’s a problem with the display unit but the only way to tell is to have another unit to swap with. You may try swapping the SIM modules on the engines to see if you can get the issue to switch sides? Also check that the MUS ID jumpers are set correctly… there’s an article on our website on how to do this. Welcome to the SmartCraft world… Corey Schmidt | VP, Operations | Seaboard Marine, Inc.

      Last Post by:  Corey Schmidt posted: 5 months ago

    • Swapping Diesel View for Vessel View

      This topic has 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Troy Plummer 5 months ago

      March 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm I have a 2007 Cummins QSL9 with a SmartCraft DieselView display. I would like to replace it with a slightly newer vessel view display. Is this an easily doable thing? Would it matter what the vessel view screen came off of?

      Started by:  Troy Plummer

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      March 11, 2019 at 1:02 pm I am sure swapping the smart craft system for the newer types is the best possible option. That said all I wanted to do was have a display I could see more clearly from a bit of a distance away, looking threw the window into my wheel house while hauling lobster traps. My motor is a 2007, right around when they swapped from diesel view to vessel view so I took a gamble that vessel view would work and it seems it did. Thanks everyone for the help…

      Last Post by:  Troy Plummer posted: 5 months ago

    • Smart Craft 2007

      This topic has 7 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Roger Hind 6 months ago

      February 13, 2019 at 3:50 pm I have two Cummins engines 5.9 of 2007 with a SmrtCraft each. I should reprogram the SmartCraft of the right engine as it also displays data from the left engine. How can I proceed since this type of programming can not be accessed from the normal menu? Thank you

      Started by:  DELLA GATTA MASSIMO

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      February 21, 2019 at 3:50 pm My dieselview is on a 2005 QSC 8.3 -540HO SN 46406617 I am assuming it is the smartcraft 2.2 version based on the response from Cummins and Mercury I have a little burn mark on the right side of the display and in full light display can be difficult to read. Do you know if there is a wiring diagram for this display particularly for the data inputs to the display? What is the language used for the data is it all nmea 183? Thanks for any i…

      Last Post by:  Roger Hind posted: 6 months ago

    • Tach issue

      This topic has 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Rob Schepis 6 months ago

      February 20, 2019 at 3:47 pm 6BTA 315 Nippon Denso with VDO Tiara supplied gauges in a 1995 Tiara. One tach doesn’t work at all until engine revved above 2000rpm. Works fine at low rpm after being revved up. Swapped tachs around to confirm the issue isn’t in the tach itself. Swapped bell housing senders between engines with no change and triple checked that sender depth is correct/ as close to ring gear as possible. Checked induced AC voltage OK at sender. Same on both …

      Started by:  Mike Loveday

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      February 21, 2019 at 8:51 am You’ve been diligent and thorough. Maybe it’s time to run a dedicated feeds from the sensor to the tach and 12V too. You can loose run it all for testing purposes. Rob "Luck is the residue of good design."

      Last Post by:  Rob Schepis posted: 6 months ago

    • Cummins Onan temp switch

      This topic has 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Rob Schepis 6 months ago

      February 20, 2019 at 5:28 am Hi Guys, Does anyone know the temperature the attached temp switch activates at? It it sitting on the exhaust mixer.Basically the engine has done 2 impellers in a month and not shut down. The shut down circuit is working and tested, I am not sure on the temp switch. I could have been that it was seen with no water just in time both times. The engine has not visibly overheated. Short of just replacing what else can be done? It does not seem to …

      Started by:  Luke Nelson

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      February 21, 2019 at 7:57 am The ones we use are normally open (when holding it in your hand) and they close on rise to complete the simple alarm circuit. Yours could be normally open (N.O.) or normally closed (N.C.) (and open on rise) depending on the type of circuit. Figure that out for testing the system. You tested the switch per Justin’s instructions, now take it a step further and re-install the switch and test the system. If it’s N.O. you jump the lea…

      Last Post by:  Rob Schepis posted: 6 months ago

    • Will VesselView 403 work with Cummins QSB5.9?

      This topic has 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Corey Schmidt 6 months ago

      February 19, 2019 at 1:12 pm I have twin QSB 5.9’s 380HP (From 2005). SIM module is revision 5. 1. Will the VesselView 403 work with this configuration? 2. Will the 403 show engine fault codes/messages? thanks! --Dave

      Started by:  Dave Thomson

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      February 20, 2019 at 10:42 am Dave Thomson wrote: I have twin QSB 5.9’s 380HP (From 2005). SIM module is revision 5. 1. Will the VesselView 403 work with this configuration? 2. Will the 403 show engine fault codes/messages? thanks! YES to ALL Corey Schmidt | VP, Operations | Seaboard Marine, Inc.

      Last Post by:  Corey Schmidt posted: 6 months ago

    • Converting 6B5.9M from 12 to 24 volts

      This topic has 11 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Robert Cart 6 months ago

      December 18, 2018 at 3:40 am My 6B5.9M was manufactured in 1994 but installed new in 2004 in my sailboat. I’m now converting my electrical system to 24volts and was originally planning to just swap out the alternator and leave the rest of the relatively simple engine electrical systems at 12V. However, as it turns out only a few electronics items need 12V and a simple DCDC converter can handle them nicely. In many ways it would be simpler to convert all to 24V, but h…

      Started by:  Robert Cart

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      February 19, 2019 at 2:05 am I am still battling with a dual voltage system and have not decided where I land. My latest thought is this. What about using a 24V alternator and starter motor with but keep the 12V panel and starter solenoid? I already must provide low current 12v loads for NMEA2000 and etc. It is then easy to power the panel with that system. This means I can have a 24V start and house batteries and this greatly simplifies charging and redundancy, etc. The 12…

      Last Post by:  Robert Cart posted: 6 months ago

    • Murphy Gauge on 6BTA

      This topic has 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Shawn 6 months ago

      November 30, 2018 at 4:49 pm Anybody have pics of these installed on a 6bta? I seen the 6cta (I think) on this site but it looks like the tank might be bigger. I’d like to put them on the sides just like that though. How’s installation? I need to put fitting in the bottom the the tank and then the top one can go over to the starboard side of the tank where all of the plugs are?

      Started by:  Shawn

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      February 4, 2019 at 4:01 pm I managed to find a post showing exactly what I need to do.

      Last Post by:  Shawn posted: 6 months ago

    • Smart craft gear box pressure alarm

      This topic has 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Luke Nelson 6 months ago

      February 3, 2019 at 3:33 pm Hi All, Does smart craft v1 have a gear box pressure alarm or just the pressure reading? Basically I blew a shaft seal on a PTO pump on a ZF 286a, that pumped the gear oil into the steering and fried the clutches. The gear locked in Fwd, not Rev like the selector was… so it shot ahead when berthing and made a crunching on someone else’s marlin board.. We are looking at a way to not have to happen again. It is running a Metaris V…

      Started by:  Luke Nelson

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      February 4, 2019 at 3:04 am Thanks Tony, I got the report on the GB today and it cooked the secondary clutch. Parts are on the way as the gear was only 800 hrs old. Electronic shift block is getting a strip and clean before going on the spare box. I ran the engine the next day( mainly to pump oil around the GB and shaft seals). The oil levels were fine with no oil loss. I would have about 7 bar engaged pressure fwd or astern and 24 bar in neutral. I cant really explain …

      Last Post by:  Luke Nelson posted: 6 months ago

    • Aetna Tachometers and VHF Noise

      This topic has 10 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Bill Taylor 7 months ago

      October 1, 2018 at 4:46 pm I recently installed a pair of Aetna Tachometers, model 8905R-P-DS LCD in the tower of my boat. I used Belden, twisted pair, shielded 16 guage wire for the signal wire. The tachometers work great and are very accurate. I have power supply running from 12V power panel in the tower with toggle switches and fuses, so I can turn them on and off. They are not wired to the ignition switch. The problem is I’m getting a lot of noise on my VHF radi…

      Started by:  Bob Waters

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      January 7, 2019 at 8:30 pm Rob: Thanks for the info and the diagram. Now only have to decide whether I need the shielded cable. As for the LED, thanks, yes on the fly bridge it will have to be LCD for sure as I only operate in the day light. I am also looking at installing the ISSPRO R609 Turbocators on the fly bridge. As an old gas man my diesel learning curve is steep and question keep arising. My next issue will be bleeding especially when I am changing fuel fi…

      Last Post by:  Bill Taylor posted: 7 months ago

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