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Old 04 September 2011, 03:37   #1
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Engine cuts out

Hi I have a Ribcraft 4.8m with Suzuki DF60 fourstroke (low hours) & all is perfect except occasionally when I hit a big 'ish wave the engine cuts out. It always restarts first time & it will be fine for hours & then the problem will intermittingly reoccur. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this? Thanks
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Key Barrel or electrical

Possibly a worn Key / barrel ?? Does it only happen with 1 key or all your keys?

A loose electrical connection on either the ignition or killswitch ??
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Old 04 September 2011, 05:12   #3
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how old is the engine?
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Old 04 September 2011, 06:44   #4
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Engine is 6 yrs old & less than 100 hrs but has been regularly serviced (last service in May this year).
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As Karl says, it sounds very much like a loose connection somewhere. I'd check all electrical connections are tight first both in the console and on the engine itself.
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I've now checked for any really obvious loose connections but to be honest, I haven't a clue what all the wires do / are! I'll also try the spare key next time I go out - hopefully it'll fix itself! Thanks for the advise.
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I hate vehicle/engine electrics but those on an outboard are way simpler than a modern car - if you don't fancy having a go with a multi-meter then any decent auto electrician will check it out and find the problem within a very short time.
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Hi matey, I had a similar problem a few years ago, what a pain!!, turned out to be the kill switch?? regards mark
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Hi matey, I had a similar problem a few years ago, what a pain!!, turned out to be the kill switch?? regards mark
Similarly I've been through three battery isolator switches over the years.

Does anything else die at the same time as the engine (eg - GPS, depth, radio, lights) ?
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Start it up and wiggle all the wiring. Bang the controller etc. If it's something loose you'll find it
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