Re: new to list... not new problem?

From: Michael Frenn <semsc@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 12:32:34 -0700

Hi, Bob:

I for one have the problem of no spark at the plugs. I've replaced
everything, including he coil. While there's an outside chance the new
parts are bad, that would be the last place I'll check. I do seem to have
spark at the points. Is it enough, constant? Don't know. Would be great
to have a trouble shooting algorithm. Can anyone help?

As for parts, all of mine were available (but for a price!) at the dealer.

Hope that helps.

Michael Frenn

----- Original Message -----
From: <omniverse@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 9:42 AM
Subject: new to list... not new problem?

> Hi everyone! Thanks Phil!
> A quick look at the FTP archive shows that the latest file
> has someone with the same trouble I've got. Coincidence?
> That is, the spark plugs don't spark and the rest of the
> system appears to check out okay.
> I'm not much of a mechanic, rebuilt a 4 cylinder of a '69
> Toyota when I was 20, and much lesser things, though.
> The alternator fuse is intact and showing no resistance, so
> does the voltage regulator on top of the motor (I/O type)
> not that I think it could be a cause really. What I'm not
> sure about at all is the positive/negative diodes (located
> with the alternator fuse mounted onto the magneto flywheel
> frame).
> Since buying the 1966 90HP Evinrude back in '96 it never
> seemed to get full power, until just a short time before the
> engine stopped. Was always a bit sluggish to get to plane
> on the water but sometimes it was better than other times,
> which is how I could tell it wasn't completely right. I
> blamed the contact points, although I set them best I could.
> My best guess is it's the ignition coil. The book I have on
> it suggests you might not realize it's bad. I don't have
> the test equipment needed. It said that the low and high
> ends of speed would be degraded if the coil were failing.
> Thing is... where would I or anyone else get a replacement
> coil? I see I can still get contacts/condensor at
> Thanks and, thanks for the mailing list.
> Bob H.
Received on Friday, 20 July 2001

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