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Ballast Calibration

melvin80

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Messages
2
Points
1
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#1
Just alittle background, we have had our problems with the Yamaha 242x through the last 3 seasons. the main problem we have found is the level of service with the service departments and inability to contact Yamaha for assistance directly, including the engineering department for clarity on certain systems. The latest is the Ballast system has gone from control module failure (it was covered under warrantee ), miss wired motors after it was returned to us, to now miss calibrated and blown bags as a result.

We have found out (not from the dealer but a random post here) that there is the calibration page on the Connext unit by holding the sys config button for 5 -10 sec. I am trying to find a Yamaha system Bulletin or service manual page that describes the use of the system page to zero out the pumps without running them dry, or changing the max counter for filling to stop the pump from blowing my bags AGAIN!. I have looked through the full service manual and owners manual with no mention of the inner workings of the connext config.

I will be contacting the dealer again now that I know the config page exists on the Connext, but I am sure I will be given the run around once again, as I am sure now that they don't even know of its existence.

The level of service with most new items these days has become very disconcerting and I loose my faith in the service departments almost as soon as I see the 16-18 yr old " mechanic " come and tell me I am wrong every time.

Anyone with some experience would be surely appreciated.
 
Messages
2
Points
11
Location
Farmington, Minnesota
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
X
Boat Length
24
#2
I just purchased a 2016 from a dealer and had issues with the ballast calibration as well. I ended up using the confit screen to solve my issues as well. I had one tank showing it was nearly full but actually was totally empty. Needed to shut off power at the battery and then run the empty mode from the config screen. Once I got everything emptied and then runs full fill cycle it’s been operating correctly.
 

jcyamaharider

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Messages
4,690
Ratings
4,068 12
Points
323
Location
Rosebud, Mo
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
242X E-Series
Boat Length
24
#3
As stated above, you need to be on the water to do a full config of the ballast system. Make sure the shutoff valve is open in the engine bay and do a ballast empty reconfigure. This should get you to where you want to be. Also when re configuring your ballast when filling I think i did my bags one at a time but it may be better to do them all at once because you only have one intake. To get my port bag all the way full, fill that one first then I fill the other 2 at the same time.
 
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