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Glendinning auto pilot acting up

Discussion in 'Luhrs Yacht' started by Joe McKairnes, May 24, 2021.

  1. Joe McKairnes

    Joe McKairnes Member

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    ran 3 hours on AP and everything was fine until about 2 minutes from home port - Port engine revved up, then went to almost idle - Starboard engine stayed fine (master). tried a few times - same issue...

    Any thoughts as to what is causing this?
  2. MBevins

    MBevins Senior Member

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    It's actually your engine synchronizer. They're basically mechanical so first things first, check all the linkage points on the unit. Then the engine linkage.
    If that's all good check back for further instructions.
  3. Joe McKairnes

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    I checked the 90 degree joint at the engine, greased them. Then disconnected each tach cable... they turn freely.... anything else I should check?
  4. MBevins

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    Did you inspect the actual unit?
    Baring any linkage issues at the unit, your best to call Glendenning's service department. They are extremely helpful and might be able to point you at a particular item.
  5. YachtForums

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    Glendinning notified. :)
  6. MBevins

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    Thanks Carl.
  7. Joe McKairnes

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    Thank you all! I did send a note in... awaiting response..I really do like the unit.. hoping to figure it out as I have some long offshore runs coming up!
  8. Joe McKairnes

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    This forum is the greatest!!
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    What was it?
  10. Joe McKairnes

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    Still troubleshooting...
  11. CGlendinning

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    Hi Joe- I just spoke to Rick our Synchronizer guru here at Glendinning and he told me he is currently troubleshooitng your unit. Hopefully he can help you find a solution shortly!
  12. Joe McKairnes

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    You guys are great..appreciate the help... great company... great product!
  13. Joe McKairnes

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    turns out the failure was at the 90 degree adapter at the front of the Yanmar engine. Got a new one coming.... man I miss this great feature!