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501 sundancer, vessel view 4, trans oil pressure reading

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Yacht' started by john1999, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. john1999

    john1999 New Member

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    looking at a 2015 sundancer 510 with cummings 550s,zues drive
    on the engine survey, the vessel view trans oil pressure reads
    port 375
    stbd 60
    however boat runs and shifts fine,anyone had a reading like this?
    is the problem most likely in the vessel view??
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    My guess would be either one engine was not in gear, and that would be an entirely normal reading. OR, if the engine was in gear then the transmission oil pressure sender is bad.
  3. john1999

    john1999 New Member

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    mechanic said a bad sensor would send a fault code
  4. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    not always. having 60 psi in gear should have thrown an alarm.
  5. mapism

    mapism Senior Member

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    The OP said that the boat runs and shifts fine.
    I very much doubt that gear would engage at all, if pressure would really be 60 psi only.
  6. Capt Ralph

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    Lets ask about your surveyor;
    A catch all guy or a factory engine rep?
    Usually, you have a boat AND a mechanical surveyors onboard.
    Additionally, the mechanical surveyor would be product specific knowledgeable (local factory shop) or prove product certification.
    This would eliminate the guessing to what you and your boat surveyor are currently doing.

    If your putting this much money up for a Cummins / Zeus package, this would have been SOP.
    Find an engine surveyor that knows about Cummins / Zeus and smart-crap displays.
    Your going to need a local shop anyway for service and support. Time to find that local shop (if any) now.
  7. Capt J

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    It wouldn't. But the gauge should throw an alarm. My bet is it's a bad sender for the gauge.