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Old 09-26-2017, 02:22 PM
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Safe to say - that customer service phone number is for Autozone - I'm pretty sure they don't stock any marine starters.
good 88 -- that is too funny - I guess it did not dura-last - glad it didn't cook the boat
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:31 PM
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More pics of the engine as well as some interesting wiring.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:40 PM
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Pics of engine compartment/ wiring
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:19 PM
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Overall it looks like it's in decent shape, and for $2K, you did well!
While you're replacing the starter and solenoid, I'd check your battery and starter cables too. Looks like a fair amount of rust on the red cable connected to the solenoid. Replace them if possible, but at least clean all that rust off for a good connection.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:26 PM
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Judging from your pics your are in a dry southern climate . . . which makes we wonder about the amount of rust? Was the boat stored wet at some point, or perhaps partly submerged?
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:27 PM
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What type of connector is under that loose orange wire? Spade? Ring? Orange is usually a hot wire - suspect that goes back to the alternator.

white thing is the ballast resistor
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:29 PM
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That thing will clean up nicely....


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Old 09-27-2017, 12:19 PM
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Wheelerd, I live in southern California so yes its a dry climate. The boat started its life in Florida then came to California in 2008 via a marine officer who then sold it to its previous owner who lived near the beach. So it has been exposed to that type of climate, as far as stored submerged/stored wet I am not sure. But the salt air was probably not very forgiving. I actually have the paperwork and maintenance records from the original owner and I am trying to contact him.

GWeaver/88 PS 190- I am going to try to track down and replace all the rusted wires.

Anyone have an Idea on the dangling Purple wire?

Thanks for all the Info.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:17 PM
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Also I will be removing the seats this weekend to try to hunt down this gas line. They seem to be improperly installed. What are the correct bolts/nuts/screws? that I should use to install them correctly. I will add more pics this weekend.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:28 PM
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For better answers about wiring questions you should probably isolate what the wire is connected to - for instance that coily purple wire on MC boats is usually a "switched" hot wire from the ignition - ie. if key is on the wire has voltage, it goes from igntion switch to the ballast resistor, to the "hot" side of the coil (coors light can) and is also used to power the electric choke (key turns on choke operates) If your boat has electronic ignition installed usually a wire will also go to that from the coil to power the igntion.

So when isolating issues with the wire - first see what it is connected to on both ends - and by that I also mean the type of terminal it has - which is instructive in re: what it could attach to - usually resistors have spades, so does the choke, coils have Eyelets, rubber boots usually mean it goes on a stud on something like an alternator where other wires could rub on it.

So get some more details on each individual wire and it should be easy to figure out.
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