Had the boat out yesterday running about 4000rpm when the alarm went off, engine slowed down and i got an excessive knock code on my 4.3 screen. I shutdown the engine so i could read the code details and was surprised that my 4.3 had no codes logged. Once I restarted the engine all ran good no returning code.
My dealer is not able to look at the engine untill the first week of july and is not willing to give me any insite into the problem until he looks at it.
The last firmware update performed on the engine was 5/18/17. not sure if this update had mapping change related to this problem.
any insite would be appreciated
There were software updates for certain engines to reduce the knock code. Your dealer can find out which software version you have and if updates are needed Of course if your motor is having the warning from a lean running cylinder, you want to get that looked at right away. If you are using old gasoline, perhaps adding premium to it to heip bring up the octane number may help.
Do not continue running the motor if the knock warning reoccurrs. Have your dealer check it out.
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As you do not provide the revision level of firmware currently in your EMM, it is difficult to provide an accurate answer. There are EMM firmware updates, released after 5/18/17 which do address knock related issues.
All of the instruments capable of displaying BRP engine fault codes only display active faults. When you shut down the engine, there were no active faults being broadcast. That is why you had no fault information available.