larryk

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  1. As an update, I replaced the oil (30w full synthetic), filter, and stern unit gear oil (which was definitely low), all with Volvo recommended replacements, and checked trim and steering levels (both good). Went for water test, still have alarm. Noticed how quickly temp spiked from about 130 to 180 at full throttle after a short distance. Of course alarm sounding by that point. Dropped back to idle and alarm clears and temp drops back in a few minutes. Pulled thermostat housing and although I have a new VP thermostat to replace it, I discovered quite a few pieces of an old impeller clogging the hose inlets into the housing. (I even had to carefully use a drill to break through on one side...the other side dislodged with a small wire brush snake) I'm hoping to kill two birds with one stone here...fix the rapid temp rise and the alarm. I'll update after the next water test. Thanks again for all the helpful input.
  2. Thanks for the helpful suggestions....per my manual, rather than Volvo oil, it says I can use 15w50 Full Synthetic. I used Mobil 1. Should I go back to single viscosity 30w full synthetic? Will check all other levels today. Thanks again.
  3. My 2004 Chaparral 210 SSI looks almost as good as it did many years ago, has been garage kept, well taken care of, has 184 hours, but now has an alarm that starts at higher speeds as an intermittent "chirp," that becomes more contant before turning to a solid b-e-e-p. Throttling back to idlespeed will clear it in a few seconds...I seem to be able to run up to about 30mph with no alarms. All normal service has been done, including having just replaced the raw water pump and impeller. Oil and filter are new and clean, but 40 psi idle oil pressure climbs under acceleration to over 80psi..haven't found any indication anywhere whether that's normal or not. As long as we're out for a slow cruise, no alarms, but I hate the thought of doing permanent damage trying to beat a storm back to the landing. Anyone have any ideas. The small annunciator under the dash that sounds the alarm is fed by a red wire and tan wire with a blue stripe. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  4. My 2004 Chaparral 210 SSI looks almost as good as it did many years ago, has been garage kept, well taken care of, has 184 hours, but now has an alarm that starts at higher speeds as an intermittent "chirp," that becomes more contant before turning to a solid b-e-e-p. Throttling back to idlespeed will clear it in a few seconds...I seem to be able to run up to about 30mph with no alarms. All normal service has been done, including having just replaced the raw water pump and impeller. Oil and filter are new and clean, but 40 psi idle oil pressure climbs under acceleration to over 80psi..haven't found any indication anywhere whether that's normal or not. As long as we're out for a slow cruise, no alarms, but I hate the thought of doing permanent damage trying to beat a storm back to the landing. Anyone have any ideas. The small annunciator under the dash that sounds the alarm is fed by a red wire and tan wire with a blue stripe. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  5. Although I'd swear this sound comes from the helm/guage area, I guess the sound's direction could be playing tricks on me. Since there is no sound at idle, maybe I can try to run at speed with the hatch open.....mine doesn't have an idler pully, but possibly water circulating pump, etc. I'll investigate further. Thanks for the ideas.
  6. My 2004 210SSi with a Volvo Penta 5.0GL-E has developed what sort of sounds like a cricket intermittently chirping that becomes steady if the throttle is not pulled back to around 2000 RPMs or under (normally after running on plane around 3000 or higher RPMs for a couple of minutes). I also have beeps and tone alarms described in other forums, but the cricket analogy is the best I can describe my sound and I have not seen anything similar elsewhere. All fluid levels appear normal. Temp normally levels out around 170, but oil pressure is 60-80 psi (over 80 when accelerating then drops back to between 60 and 80 after reaching plane - or less load). I have the 30w synthetic Volvo oil and filter the dealer sells, but am unsure whether the oil pressure is an issue or what a related alarm should sound like if that were a problem. Any feedback would be appreciated.