Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-18-2016, 09:40 AM   #21
MurrayM's Avatar
City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,716
Good sleuthing

If that connection is badly rusted, there may be others. Our Yanmar wouldn't start one day and it turned out to be corrosion on the ignition wire connection on the starter (found it 5 minutes with the help of the trouble shooting section in Nigel Calder's book) so it seemed to make sense to check & spray all electrical connections.

Hope it's that simple!

"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin
MurrayM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2016, 10:34 AM   #22
City: gulf coast
Country: pinellas
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2,348
Once you get it clean a little dielectric grease will reduce future corrosion.

bayview is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2016, 12:55 PM   #23
City: Seaford Va on Poquoson River, VA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Old Glory
Vessel Model: 1970 Egg Harbor 37 extended salon model
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,390
You can pull the connector out and examine its condition, usually a little prong must be depressed on the wire side. The connector could be loose and corroded on the inside. High resistance makes these overheat, then the metals loose spring tension.
Cleaning the outside wont do much.

Usually these are tin coated, I have cleaned some of these with white vinegar, which can strip the tin. Then you can grease it or spray it with some oil.

sdowney717 is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012