Fuel gauges are not precision instruments.
The reading is relative, and should never
be relied upon as the sole indicator of fuel
The ignition switch has three positions: OFF, RUN,
and START. The START position is spring loaded
and the key should be held in this position until the
engine starts. The key will return to the RUN position
once released. Always turn the key to the OFF
position when the engine is not running. This will
prevent discharging of the batteries. Additional
information on ignition switch operation is covered
in Section A - Operation of this manual.
Use only clean, dry fuel of the type and grade
recommended by the engine manufacturer.
The use of incorrect or contaminated fuel
can cause engine malfunction and serious
damage. Refer to Section I - Fuel System
for additional information.
K. Alarm System
The 338 Vista® models have an engine alarm system
installed. This is an audible alarm that is mounted in
the helm area; it is actuated by engine water tempera-
ture and engine oil pressure senders. The alarm will
sound in the event of low engine oil pressure or high
engine coolant temperature.
G. Power Trim Gauge
The 338 Vista models equipped with stern drives
have a “power trim gauges.” This gauge provides a
visual indication of the inward-outward (trim angle)
position of the outdrive. There is not a trailer travel
mode on the gauge. See Figure E5.
The engine alarm will sound during engine start-up, or
whenever the ignition switch is positioned to ON and
the engine is not operating. The alarm sounds under
these conditions because engine oil pressure is low;
the alarm will cease to sound as soon as engine oil
pressure rises to the proper level.
H. Gas Vapor Detector - Optional
A gas vapor detector is optional equipment on the 338
Vista . If equipped, the gauge mounts in the dash.
Additional information can be found in Section I-1H -
Gas Vapor Detector in this manual. See Figure E7.
The engine alarm monitors only engine water
temperature and engine oil pressure. Always
maintain a close visual watch on the drive(s),
transmission(s), engine ﬂuid levels, bilge water
level, etc. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s
literature for additional information.
L. Navigational Equipment
Four Winns offers a navigational package as an
option. See Figure E8. Please consult the manufactur-
er’s literature included in the owner’s packet for
operation and maintenance of these navigational
systems (if installed).
Figure E7: Gas Vapor Detector
Engine Hour Meter
Four Winns does not limit you to this speciﬁc
navigational package mentioned above. There
are many navigational systems on the market
today. You may desire to use a different
system based on your needs, personal
preference, and mounting space available.
Engine hour meters are standard on the 338 Vista
models and provides a numeric record of elapsed
engine operating time. This information is important
in determining scheduled maintenance intervals, ships
log data, cruise information, etc. The hour meter is
located at the helm with the tachometer/hour meter
Engines, Drives and Instrumentation - Section E
Owner’s Manual Page 61
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|Tags||Four Winns Vista 338|
|Model Year||2007, 2008|
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