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rev limit alarm help(115 Suzuki)

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Can anyone tell me why the high rev limit alarm on my 96 115 Suzuki (2 stroke) comes on and shuts the engine down? Was told it turns to high rpm's but turns less than 5500 at WOT. Trying to avoid spending a boat load of $$ on process of elimination.

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dont think its your rev limit alarm. sounds like your overheating, or your oil pump could be going out. an over rev limiter will just cut the fire intermittently and hold you at the correct rpm, it will not shut it down.
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Bring it in to an authorize dealer if still under warranty. If out of warranty, find an outboard mechanic that is not a parts changer. Good luck on the previous sentence.
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rev limiters don't have alarms and will not shut the motor down, they just slow you down a little! i think some motors have different sounding alarms for different things? call a reputal dealer and ask! good luck!!
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Thanks for the input guys. Taking your advice and bringing it to an 'Authorized Suzuki Dealer' tomorrow. Hoping for a inexpensive/quick turn around. No wishful thinking here!! lol. Thanks again
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I may be wrong , but I have to disagree with the other comments about the rev limit alarm. I have a Suzuki 25 fourstroke and in my owners manual it said that when it hits the rev limit red light comes on and it pretty much cuts power to the moter. You have to let completely off gas for a few seconds before it will reset. My moter has done this ever since the day it came ou the crate . I changed my prop and it helped somewhat , but I'd like to know what they tell you at the dealership . I have read online about this happening to a few people.
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I'll let you know once they find the problem. Getting ready to haul it over now (10:30 am Tueaday).
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   joshro
I have a mercury 250 pro xs and it has a rev limit alarm. If that is the problem, you can use a higher pitch prop and that will drop your rmps. It depends on how many rpms youre turning and what your motor is supposed to turn to how high of pitch you would need to put on it.
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