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05-11-2006, 10:17 PM
Me, the not so mechanical, replaced the starter and solenoid tonight...and it STARTED!!!! woohooo!!!!! My 12 year old son was a big help, we had a ball.
05-11-2006, 10:21 PM
Me, the not so mechanical, replaced the starter and solenoid tonight...and it STARTED!!!! woohooo!!!!! My 12 year old son was a big help, we had a ball. :dance: Way to go! That's how I learned 90% of what I know..........just dio it!
05-11-2006, 10:23 PM
Nice job! Now enjoy a beer and pat yourself and your son on the back and get out there and ski this weekend!! :toast:
05-11-2006, 11:28 PM
Thatís right, (what jr said)!! I guess you could wait for the snow to go ahead and stop first..
05-11-2006, 11:40 PM
its all part of learning. I guess all the time!
05-11-2006, 11:46 PM
12 is a good age to get the kid into it, he can figure out 3/8ths and what exactly box end means.
05-11-2006, 11:52 PM
i started working on engines when i was in second grade. On my dads 69 Camaro. I'm so glad i know what the tools in the tool box are there for!
05-12-2006, 10:26 PM
Cool - a great feeling to be wrenchin' with your kid I'm sure. And success! A good way to start off. My 5 yr old daughter is already taking interest in my boat/car/cycle/house projects. A nice way to spend time together. :smile:
Talking about sharing troubles, last weekend my '92 PS190 simply didn 't start when I was on the water :mad: . Happened when everything was quite normal until I switched off the engine and tried to switch on a few seconds later. The only noise I heard was the click of the ignition coil. After checking battery, coil and starter engine brushes at the electrical store they found that the shaft bushings of the electrical starter were damaged. I put everything back again with new bushings on their places and now is ok. After all, the only reason I found to explain this was some misalignment which caused the shaft to get stucked avoiding it to run properlly. I wish you a good season :steering: