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SOUTHERN CROSS

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  1. SOUTHERN CROSS

    CANT ENGAGE FORWARD

    Wingnut. Thanks mate.
  2. SOUTHERN CROSS

    CANT ENGAGE FORWARD

    thanks Wingnut...…(love that name). Looks like Ive done everything I can whilst on land. You mentioned "fine tune" when back in the water. What does that entail please. PS Ive also got a starting problem now. Have to sort that out before it goes back in . Incidentally my nearest Merc mech is an hour away so I cant get someone without spending a lot of $$$$$$
  3. SOUTHERN CROSS

    Help identifying reservoir

    cyclops. What I don't like is how they Bag these forums...just like they think everyone is a goose. Sure each one of us does not know everything but collectively the group is pretty smart.
  4. SOUTHERN CROSS

    2335 ss wiring diagram

  5. SOUTHERN CROSS

    cranks but no start

    Sorry if this has been answered before but searching the site I could not find anything. I have a 1997 signature 310 (I am second owner) with 5.7litre mercs with Alpha Gen 2 sterndrives. I have just replaced all the cooling systems, fuel filters, rebuilt carbies etc etc and motors ran great . Now one wont start. It cranks but does not fire. I did adjust the shift cables etc. the motor does not crank when not in neutral. Thats sounds right. There is spark at the plugs, fuel at the carby and I have sprayed with Aero Start (ether) It will not fire. My guess is some sort of sensor switch stopping it. What can I do to solve my problem. HOPE THERE IS SOMEONE TO PUT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
  6. SOUTHERN CROSS

    CANT ENGAGE FORWARD

    got on the net and found a video. followed it to the letter. Now have gears engaged. I have been told that further adjustment will be needed when i put the boat in the water....WHY?
  7. SOUTHERN CROSS

    CANT ENGAGE FORWARD

    Sorry if this has been answered before but searching the site I could not find anything. I have a 1997 signature 310 (I am second owner) with 5.7litre mercs with Alpha Gen 2 sterndrives. I have just replaced all the cooling systems, fuel filters, rebuilt carbies etc etc and motors run great . Have not touched the drive units except to remove and refit. Ran the drives and was able to select forward/reverse whilst out of the water. Now back in the water the problem I have now is that on the port motor (counter-rottaing drive) I cant select forward. I have been told that the pressure on the prop whilst in the water prevents the gears from meshing correctly. I have tried making adjustments to the cable etc. What can I do to solve my problem. HOPE THERE IS SOMEONE TO PUT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
  8. SOUTHERN CROSS

    alarm system

    alarm all fixed. initial thought was that alarm was faulty. I guess that sometimes happens?
  9. SOUTHERN CROSS

    mercruiser,audio warning system keeps sounding

    thanks wingnut. You are amazing with your knowledge. I read all of your posts. Thanks keep on helping everyone please.
  10. SOUTHERN CROSS

    mercruiser,audio warning system keeps sounding

    thanks everyone. problem solved.....loose wire from thermastat to alarm. found it although the temp gauge was ok.
  11. SOUTHERN CROSS

    mercruiser,audio warning system keeps sounding

    should I try both lead wires (2 bottles) one at a time.....what happens if this wire has come unstuck, broken etc....we have been jumping around a bit in the bottom servicing, rebuilding etc.
  12. SOUTHERN CROSS

    blowers keep running on Sig 31.

    thanks Cyclops2. all good now. ive still got 2 other problems...see posts please.
  13. my mercruiser twin is equipped with an Audio warning System. The buzzer sounds when the key is turned on and is supposed to stop when the engine starts. The mercruiser manual says it indicates l.1. low oil pressure. 2. high tempeture 3. low drive lubricant. All three are ok. where is the alarm located and what else should i be considering. Everything else runs good except for the high screeching buzzer. Thanks in advance.
  14. SOUTHERN CROSS

    trim switch works one way

    My Quicksilver trim control only works one way. It puts the legs down. to raise the legs i need to use the trailer switch. the switches on the hand throttle appear in good order and connections are ok.....i doubt that both switches would be faulty. i recently serviced the drive units and noticed a wire connected to a sensor type thing on the pivot point of the units. could this be the problem. if so where can i read about it.
  15. SOUTHERN CROSS

    alarm system

    my sig 31 is the same. anyone know where the alarm is mounted.
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