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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:40pm

Post Subject: Solenoid or starter motor?

Hi! My boat unfortunately took on a lot of water and the engine submerged. Could anyone tell me whether I need to replacd the solenoid, the starter motor or both? Much appreciated!


Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:41pm

Post Subject: Solenoid or starter motor?

As many boats have the solenoid built onto the starter this can not be answered until you identify the engine (in most cases) or the starter. You also give no indication of how long it was submerged, to what depth and how much oil/fuel there was in the water. I think that for a start if you take the motor and solenoid off and put them is a warm place for several days or in a very low oven (say regulo a quarter to half) overnight you could be lucky. If that does not work I would take the whole lot to your local alternator and starter specialists of sorting out. Ask a local garage or look at BT online.

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