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Old 01-10-2015, 09:29 PM   #21
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We have not closed yet. I wish this button/light was the only question I have. We love the layout and the engines/machinery are what we want. The question is how much of it works correctly. Survey next week.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:34 PM   #22
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"""""""I would be concerned about the oil pressure gauge as it is reading 20 when the engine is off."""""""

Not neccesarily. Many electric guages will drift to something other than zero when there is no power.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:30 PM   #23
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"""""""I would be concerned about the oil pressure gauge as it is reading 20 when the engine is off."""""""

Not neccesarily. Many electric guages will drift to something other than zero when there is no power.
You're probably right; my comment was meant to suggest it be looked at to be sure it was working.
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What's That Red Button

"I think it just illuminates with the alarm buzzer."

That's what mine do on my twin Perkins 6.354 naturals. Turn the ignition key & a couple seconds later the buzzer goes off & light comes on telling you she's ready to start.
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My boat has Cummins engines and there is a red light for each engine, along with a buzzer, triggered when oil pressure is too low. When starting, the light and buzzer are on until the engine starts and oil pressure is achieved , usually a few seconds after starting. My engines also have yellow lights to show when the preheaters are on, and they go out when they are warm enough.
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The Start and Stop buttons are labelled just above the key. I would say it is a visual alarm that probably lights when an engine warning horn sounds.

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You're probably right; my comment was meant to suggest it be looked at to be sure it was working.




I should have figured that.
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The mystery is solved. The Red Button is a red warning light. Thanks for all the input!


Now the next thing I need to solve is Conrad's question about the oil pressure gauge. It seems that when you press the Horn button the oil pressure gauge goes up. ??? This is without the engine running.


The horn is an air horn.
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I had a Perkins and it is not a button. It is a red warning light and buzzer if you have an engine fault, temp and oil pressure.
X2 I just had to replace it. When you turn the key on before starting the engine, the red light and buzzer come on due to low oil pressure.
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The mystery is solved. The Red Button is a red warning light. Thanks for all the input!


Now the next thing I need to solve is Conrad's question about the oil pressure gauge. It seems that when you press the Horn button the oil pressure gauge goes up. ??? This is without the engine running.


The horn is an air horn.
Odds are the horn is powered off the engine harness instead of its own fuse or breaker. Typical installer shortcuts. The current draw is dropping the voltage at the gauge panel affecting the electric oil pressure gauge. I would expect the voltmeter is dropping too when you toot the horn.
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It looks like it was added after the original install.

Maybe a fire suppression system activation? The only way to know for sure is to follow the wires. Or maybe press it and see what happens
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Agree with High Wire. If it were me I would check it with the engine running. Does the horn cause the gauge to fluctuate with engine running, if so investigate and fix, if not I would not worry about it.
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