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170 MONTUAK Ignition Switch
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posted 04-25-2004 10:13 PM ET (US)
I went for the first cruise of the season this afternoon [on a 170 MONTAUK].
Everything went fine except the ignition switch seemed to stick on the START position. Upon initial start up, I noticed that I had to turn the key back to RUN, but didn't think much of it.
Upon recovering the boat to the trailer (motor still running) I heard a bad sound coming from the motor. The wife had accidently hit the ignition key and it was stuck in the START position. Last season, I remember the switch automatically flipping back from the START position to the RUN position. Anyone else have an experience with this?
posted 04-26-2004 12:39 AM ET (US)
Mine has been okay so far, however after every wash down I wonder how much water is stuck in the switch due to the angle it is installed on the console It looks like a great water storage vessel thus corrosion. Hmm.
If the starter stays engaged once the engine is running this is bad, very bad, and costly, and it might just happen when you off shore. Don't let it "slide"
Boeing makes an electrical cleaner called T9 might prevent this from happening.
posted 04-26-2004 09:19 PM ET (US)
Boeshield T-9 is a great product but I do not believe it was designed as an electrical contact cleaner.
See their website for details on what this fine product does:
posted 04-26-2004 10:55 PM ET (US)
once again jimh...your are a pleather of information..and keeping people minding they're P's and Q's......
let me clarify......the act of placing a key into an plastic ignition switch as found on the [MONTAUK 170].
unlike the metal switches of days gone by....
the evolution of placing an ignistion key into said switch....involves a mechanical proccess....not electrical...although there are small metal tumblers inside the lock mechanism...there is not any electricity involved in the mechanical operation that can be accessed by squiting T-9 with the attached applicater tube into key switch. I feel reasonably sure that contact for the start process is on the bottom of the switch where the spade connectors are....basically....aside forom rocket science...it works in the past quite well so does a product named yama-lube....made by yamaha...but it smaells like camel dung...I prefer T-9
have a great day! I did
posted 04-27-2004 05:53 PM ET (US)
Okay, okay, no more MT170!
posted 04-28-2004 05:14 PM ET (US)
You aren't the only one. I heard of a starter burning up
for exactly that reason.
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