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CraigXLV
04-03-2017, 10:59 PM
I have a 2008 XLV with the Indmar Assault 340. CHeck engine light has been on and I took it to a local dealer (non-Moomba/Supra) to read the code. I was told it was throwing an active code for the post catalytic oxygen sensor on both sides. I have read that on some years this was a known issue and a software update can resolve this. I have also seen some fixed by cutting the wire and placing a resistor between the two wires to the sensor to fool the computer. I found new ones on Amazon for around $55 but was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and how they fixed it. The guy that read the codes reset them, but the light came back on within 15 minutes this weekend on the lake.


Craig

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BrokeGuy
04-04-2017, 07:39 AM
I'm a automotive technician, IMO software updates are to fix issues, that happen within the first few years, due to software issues from the factory. That being said you have a you've been 9 to 10 years with no light. You have a issue that has failed, wether it be a oxygen sensor, wiring, or pcm. If it's a catalyst efficiency issue, the cats are bad but something killed them.

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Engine Nut
04-04-2017, 10:23 AM
I have a 2008 XLV with the Indmar Assault 340. CHeck engine light has been on and I took it to a local dealer (non-Moomba/Supra) to read the code. I was told it was throwing an active code for the post catalytic oxygen sensor on both sides. I have read that on some years this was a known issue and a software update can resolve this. I have also seen some fixed by cutting the wire and placing a resistor between the two wires to the sensor to fool the computer. I found new ones on Amazon for around $55 but was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and how they fixed it. The guy that read the codes reset them, but the light came back on within 15 minutes this weekend on the lake.
Craig

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The sensors behind the catalytic converters on a 2008 model are post catalyst temperature sensors. not oxygen sensors. The post cat sensors proved to be problematic and since they were not required by law or needed to control engine operation, we essentially disabled them. There are two ways to disable them. One is to have the ECM/Computer recalibrated. The other way is to cut the wires between the sensor and the plug and install a 470 ohm 1/2 watt resistor across the wires. This tricks the ECM into thinking that the sensor is functioning and the issue goes away.

CraigXLV
04-04-2017, 10:36 AM
BrokeGuy, the boat is new to me so I don't know when it came on. Thanks engine nut. Where would one find such a resistor?


Craig

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JHutch
04-04-2017, 10:43 AM
You can get them at Radio Shack if you still have one by you. That's where I got mine. I have the exact same boat and had this issue last summer, putting the resistors in fixed my issue.

moombahighrider
04-04-2017, 11:24 AM
BrokeGuy, the boat is new to me so I don't know when it came on. Thanks engine nut. Where would one find such a resistor?


Craig

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Amazon:

E-Projects 100EP512470R 470 Ohm Resistors, 1/2 W, 5% (Pack of 100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0185FIDF0/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_jP74yb570FTKK

moombahighrider
04-04-2017, 11:25 AM
They have a pack of 10 as well

CraigXLV
04-04-2017, 12:43 PM
JHutch, did you simply solder the resistor between the two wires in the cable and then heat shrink seal the finished product? Similar to this video?

https://youtu.be/Ioo0sEUUjLM


Craig

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New Guy
04-04-2017, 02:10 PM
My '14 mojo with the 345 does something similar. If we are running really heavy ballast the fault will go out but if we are just cruising around the lake the fault returns. It's more annoying than anything. Maybe Engine Nut can chime in. I believe the fault is 3051

JHutch
04-04-2017, 02:14 PM
That's exactly how I did mine. The CEL put my boat in limp mode and I wanted it fixed ASAP since it was 4th of July weekend. It has been fine ever since.

trayson
04-04-2017, 02:15 PM
I have a 2008 XLV with the Indmar Assault 340. Craig

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If you have the 340, it's the Indmar 340 CAT ETX, not the Assault which is the 325.

CraigXLV
04-04-2017, 05:06 PM
Sorry Trayson. I didn't realize the Assault was only the 325 and the 340 had all that acronym soup going for it. I'm a newbie and really appreciate the knowledge here in this group.


Craig

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trayson
04-04-2017, 05:20 PM
Sorry Trayson. I didn't realize the Assault was only the 325 and the 340 had all that acronym soup going for it. I'm a newbie and really appreciate the knowledge here in this group.


Craig

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No problem! I went months thinking that I actually had the 325 engine only to find out from this forum that I really had the 340! I was pretty stoked to find out.
I figured I'd help clarify because it might confuse some people and they might think you have the other engine. But yeah, our 340's have CAT's. :-)

That said, I found it interesting that on the leads that go to my sensors on the top of my manifold, I have butt connectors, so either they used butt connectors at the factory to connect the sensor to the harness, or my sensors were replaced somewhere along the way.

My boat isn't throwing CEL's so I didn't sweat it.

CraigXLV
04-04-2017, 05:35 PM
Funny, I actually thought I had the 325 until I joined this group and saw that post. I too was excited about having the 340 as well.


Craig

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trayson
04-04-2017, 05:46 PM
Funny, I actually thought I had the 325 until I joined this group and saw that post. I too was excited about having the 340 as well.


Craig

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Yeah, that's rad. Looks like we have the same boat. I have done a lot to mine, so as you have questions I'll be happy to help with any insight I can offer.

CraigXLV
04-07-2017, 09:46 AM
I got the resistors soldered in yesterday and after 3 cranks and a battery disconnect my CEL is now off. Thanks for the help everyone.


Craig

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OHSupra
07-01-2018, 06:10 PM
So my 09 supra with the 340 Cat is intermittently throwing the service required code, I had it checked and it was a bank 2 O2 sensor. I figured I could just change out the sensors no issue. But they look to be about $70.00, so with the above information confusing me a bit... are the 4 sensors the same but just read different signals or are they different sensors all together.... and for good measure anyone able to confirm part numbers? Thanks