Newby Question on 2001 410 8.1s

Discussion in 'Announcements & FAQs' started by LG111, May 22, 2015.

  1. LG111

    LG111 Member

    245
    Jan 4, 2015
    NW
    410
    8.1
    Hello and Greatings! I am new to Sea Ray but a lifetime boater. I hope to be able to contribute and learn here about Sea Ray's.

    So here is my first Post and it's a question... My new to me 410 2001 sea ray is equipped with twin 8.1s 496 engines. 600 hours and they are solid! What recommendations do you have for adding a fuel monitoring system. I am very familiar with FloScan 9000's. But would prefer a plug and play system. What are my options with the 8.1s interface? Can I plug into the computer harness and capture burn rates thru a neama 2000 unit? Is their Mercuiser plug and play option? My current chart plotter is a raymarine c90w. Can I get data to that?

    Thanks!!!

    Mark
     
  2. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    Last edited: May 23, 2015
  3. LG111

    LG111 Member

    245
    Jan 4, 2015
    NW
    410
    8.1
    Thanks!
     
  4. Carpedmman

    Carpedmman Member

    623
    Feb 24, 2007
    Portland, OR
    2003 460 Sundancer
    Custom Cockpit interior, Cockpit AC/Heat & Thruster.
    Cummings 480CE,
    Where are you located Mark? I'm here in the NW too!
     
  5. Jmwarren

    Jmwarren Member

    413
    Jul 14, 2011
    Ontario
    390 Motor Yacht
    Cummins - 480CEs
    Best to call Merc...2001 is the first year for the 8.1s and the Smart Craft system was just rolling out. I believe compatability is limited up until 2004.

    I'd vote for a floscan system simply because it measures REAL FLOW not injector duration which is just a calculation.

    On another note, CHECK YOUR EXHAUST MANIFOLDS!

    Early 8.1s used Aluminum to save weight, unfortuantly they didnt have anodes on them and corroded quickly. If you're in salt I'd bet they've already been replaced. In fresh it really depended on the water, but you may be near failure which could hydro-lock the motor leading to some costly repairs. For the cost of some gaskets and time they are worth inspecting.
     

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