Go Back   Trawler Forum > Maintenance and Systems > Power Systems

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2015, 05:40 PM   #1
City: New Bern
Country: US
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1
Bayliner 3870 with Chrysler Deisels

Hello - am a new owner of a 1985 Bayliner 3870 with Chrylser diesels. The engine temperature gauges are made by Faria and arent working. To test if gauges or sending units, does anyone know the electrical characteristics that I can test for at the panel with the engine running and up to operating temperature? Are the engine sending units made by the gauge manufacturers?

Thanks in advance

BethH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 09:36 PM   #2
City: Satsuma FL
Country: United States
Vessel Name: No Mo Trawla
Vessel Model: Hurricane SS188
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,216

I don't think there are many (if any) TF members with that engine. To the best of my knowledge, Chrysler did not manufacture their own diesels and bought the engines from Mitsubishi. They don't seem to have been very popular and Bayliner soon replaced them with Hino's. This is probably a question that should be posed on boatdiesel.com rather than TF but due to rarity, you might not get a response there either. Good luck on finding parts for that engine.

Donsan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 10:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
BryanF's Avatar
City: Portland
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Florence A
Vessel Model: 47' Sutton
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 161
Chrysler had a deal with Nissan for Diesel engines. Have not seen or worked on one in so many years I don't think I remember much about them.
Guessing that if,in fact, the gauges are electric and not mechanical you will end up replacing both gauge and sender. You could test resistance of the sender from cold and watch to see if it changes but even if you work out if it the gauge or the sender which is not working I don't know where you might find parts.
So probably just replace the whole set up with off the shelf parts.
My 2 cents
BryanF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 10:05 PM   #4
River Cruiser's Avatar
City: UMR MM283
Country: US
Vessel Name: Northern Lights II
Vessel Model: Bayliner 3870
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,140
The Chrysler branded engines in the early 38xx bayliners were made by Mitsubishi. The best place for info on these would be the Bayliner owners club forum, there are several owners of 38 series on it and a few with the Mits. The best way to check if it's the gauge or sender is to remove the wire from the sender and ground it with the key switch on. If the gauge pegs when you do this the gauge and wiring are good and the sender has failed. When you ground the wire and nothing happens at the gauge then the gauge or possibly the wiring is at fault.

Sent from my iPad using Trawler Forum
Ron on Northern Lights II
I don't like making plans for the day because the word "premeditated" gets thrown around in the courtroom.
River Cruiser is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012