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    1996 115hp Evinrude Intruder Check Engine Light

    Hey Guys,

    My check engine light, with annoying buzzer, has been coming on at start-up. It does it 75% of the time, and I have no idea why. The light goes off after idling for 10 minutes. After running a bit and restarting later in the day it only does is 25% of the time. My pressure is good, temp is good, oil is full. It seems that if I put it in gear and give it some gas right away the light/buzzer don't come on. I dont get it.

    How do I diagnose this? I fish a community type lake, with houses everywhere and am pretty sure they dont like that noise at 6am.

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    Check engine light indicates that you have a fuel issue. Try unhooking the gauge's harness and re-seating it. If that doesn't work then try another gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChampioNman View Post
    Check engine light indicates that you have a fuel issue. Try unhooking the gauge's harness and re-seating it. If that doesn't work then try another gauge.
    Interesting, because my guage doesnt work. Now I know what to work on.

    Thanks!

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    Well lets figure out what gauge you have, do you have the tach with the 4 integeral LED's along the bottom or just the small 2" gauge with the 4 LED's?

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    I don't believe that the v4 engine has a vacuum switch. For the most part that was on V6 engines. It may just be a shorted wire or a bad gauge. Early gauges had a fairly high failure rate due to a lit up CHECK ENGINE light.

    EK74,
    What is your engine model number?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAHORSE View Post
    I don't believe that the v4 engine has a vacuum switch. For the most part that was on V6 engines. It may just be a shorted wire or a bad gauge. Early gauges had a fairly high failure rate due to a lit up CHECK ENGINE light.

    EK74,
    What is your engine model number?
    You are correct oh, exhaulted one. Too many V-6's and not enough V-4's on the brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChampioNman View Post
    Too many V-6's and not enough V-4's on the brain.
    Not enough clear booze or Bahamian beer, more likely
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    Off the fire water, need Kaliks bad damn bud light rotting my innards.

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    Okay, the model number is E115GLEDR, and it is the bigger gauge.

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    So where do you think I need to start on this?

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    Try a different gauge. Did you try reseating the cable to the back of the gauge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChampioNman View Post
    Off the fire water, need Kaliks bad damn bud light rotting my innards.
    I been telling ya all along....'em bud lights were nasty....real Buds or Land sharks!!!! Actually, I'm developing an affinity towards the Yungling......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassmeister View Post
    I been telling ya all along....'em bud lights were nasty....real Buds or Land sharks!!!! Actually, I'm developing an affinity towards the Yungling......
    How's that no smoking crusade going?