Flowscan unit question

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  1. gendent

    gendent Well-Known Member Supporting Captain

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    A few years ago I bought a Floscan multimeter that I only installed last year. When I called for tech assistance I discovered they had closed and left no followup or assistance. So I am seeking your help. Does the 1997 Mercruiser 5.7 L efi Bluewater motor have a fuel return line? My calculations show that while the tach is accurate, the fuel use shows 135% too low, so I must correct that since the fuel use is why I bought it in the first place. Anyone with one of these units? Thanks, Jim
     
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    Actually, there are efi's with return lines to the tank and efi's with a returnless system. The fuel is returned to the cooler instead.

    I had a lot of issues trying to install a flowscan into the efi with a returnless system. Never did get it to work.
     
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    Thanks to you two. I will followup with my results.
     
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    Thanks for the link Mistress..
    I went to the link and looked for info how to contact them.
    I E-Mailed the two reps listed on the site, ( two seperate E-Mails) more than a week ago;
    gary@floscan.com and
    joe.dydasco@floscan.com
    And not a peep out of either of them.
    If anyone else has better luck please PM me, I think they are <LONG GONE>
     
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    Yup..made contact with a few of there distributors....They all were taken back....NO ONE believed they were back...OLD Internet site...just Never taken down...

    Honestly...To Bad! I would like to make a purchase...but no such luck!
     
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    Tried contacting Flowscan two more times, and...contacted several of there listed dealers and one wholesaler...they all said Flowscan is GONE...they just never took down there site...BUT..they would check to be sure and get back to me...Don't Hold you Breath....
    They are....Once Again...History!
    Too Damn Bad!
     
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    gendent Well-Known Member Supporting Captain

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    Yeppers, that does appear to be the case. I did, however, download and print the install and troubleshooting instructions in hopes I can determine the source of my fuel flow dilemma. From first reading it appears to be possible air leaks in the system.
     
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    That's disappointing. TMK the only game in town for a mechanical diesel. The 9000 with tach has been on my radar for years.
     
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    I had a 9000 on my previous boat and it was the best instrument on my boat, an accurate digital tach and way better than the fuel gauge for letting me know when to fill up again. It was always within about 10 gallons, and probably could have been more accurate if I tuned it since it was always high by the same amount. The problem Floscan faced though was the advent of EFI engines and the big move to outboards that provided fuel flow info directly from their computers. That's what put them out of business.
     

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