So this may be my first post in E-Nation. I own a 2008, 200, saltwater series. I am wanting to install a fuel flow/usage meter. I contacted Farias who advised me to contact BPR. While there are several varieties of after market in-line flow meters most warned about issues with 2 stroke engines with dual fuel pumps. The associate at Farias suggested that Etec may have module controlled sensor that can drive a flow meter. First, is that an option on the '08 200? Do I need an adaptor harness and which gauge would be the best choice to help keep track of actual fuel in the tank (tank gauge fluctuates significantly in typical Gulf swells). And is there and NMEA compatible adaptor to connect to my Lowrance network?
Thank you for your help.
Your Evinrude has the capability to connect to your Lowrance network and display most engine and fuel consumption data. There is no need for a troublesome fuel flow sensor.
Because there are several types of NMEA2000 (network) fittings used over the years, it would be advisable to consult a knowledgeable dealer to help with the choice of cables, gauges, and accessories that you may want to add. In addition you can install a memory module to keep track of fuel used per season and per trip. With a GPS in the system, you can also receive mpg information.
You can view and learn more about the I-Command section on the Evinrude website by clicking on the Parts and Accessories tab, then I-Command Simulator.
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Thanks for the direction. I'll take a look at the I-Command liturature. My plan is the add this feature over the off season when my engine goes in for its check up. This will give me time to plan out exactly what I want done.