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Fix old, or go new? 22 Sep 2022 23:34 #122741

I'm looking for a part number now.  I have the original manual for the motor, but that doesn't have any of that type of data in there.

I think I found it:  #50-41583T

I've reached out to DB now to see what they have.



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Fix old, or go new? 22 Sep 2022 20:45 #122740

I'm looking for a part number now.  I have the original manual for the motor, but that doesn't have any of that type of data in there.

I think I found it:  #50-41583T

I've reached out to DB now to see what they have.
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Fix old, or go new? 22 Sep 2022 19:09 #122738

Try DB Electrical. If you can't find it on the website call them. Original Mercury part # might help. I called them for my '57 Johnson 35 hp and they said no but when I supplied the OE part #s they found a cross reference.
Make sure the shop will install it if you supply the part.

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Fix old, or go new? 21 Sep 2022 19:28 #122710

They said the starter I had was the wrong one and a new one was $400.  They don't know if that's all that is wrong with it.  I'm trying to see if I can find a replacement starter cheaper than that.

They did have a new 25HP Merc. (5K?) in there but they thought it might be too heavy.  I looked up online and found that my 35 HP comes in around 150 lbs.  The new one is 157 lbs.

The manual says it is rated for 25HP - anyone know what the rated weight should be?

Not sure where I am going from here.....trying to find a replacement starter I guess - any one have part number?
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Fix old, or go new? 07 Sep 2022 13:32 #122398

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Fix old, or go new? 07 Sep 2022 12:02 #122397

I checked the choke solenoid, that worked fine.  I ended up throwing in the towel and dropped it off to a local marina that is a Merc dealer.  They are looking at it now.  Hopefully they can get it all back together for me.  It might not see water this year, but that is OK - it will be tip top for next season :)
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Fix old, or go new? 27 Aug 2022 01:11 #122057

While your at it, I would check the choke solenoid too. And check to make sure the insulation on the wire is not cracked and grounding out on the frame where the wire goes in.
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Fix old, or go new? 26 Aug 2022 20:11 #122052

You should be able to check the solenoid with a battery or battery charger by hooking to the two small leads and checking across the two big leads for continuity with an Ohmmeter.  
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Fix old, or go new? 26 Aug 2022 18:44 #122051

Finally got everything a part.  Hot wired the starter and that works.  I wanted to put it all back together and see what I get, but I can't figure out how to get the starter back in.  I found a video on YouTube of someone cutting the old one out (instead of removing the power head).  Then he removed the carb and slide the replacement in.  I read another forum where someone removed the top sprocket and that allowed them to get it in.  I don't see that happening in my case. 

I am assuming the solenoid is bad, and that's why it didn't start.  Is there anyway to check that?  It doesn't look like it comes a part to be fixed.
  

 
 
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Fix old, or go new? 15 Aug 2022 16:46 #121885

No toggle latch I can see.  The metal cowl comes off easy, once you remove the plastic part and the hooks.  The top has to come off for access to the starter.
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