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Old 06 March 2011, 14:08   #1
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How easy to sort a broken kill switch

...forgive me being a newbie.. I'm considering buying an outboard where the owner has stated the kill switch needs fixing which he reckons should be straight forward.

Sounds simple in principle, but any reason I should be worried guys?

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You should be alright, but make sure the engine runs perfectly with the kill switch overridden. Just in case the seller is using the switch as a smoke screen to cover other ills.
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..good point..never thought of that!
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No worries.

One big thing though, having established how to bypass the kill switch please please reinstate it before using it on water.
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what motor?
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You should be alright, but make sure the engine runs perfectly with the kill switch overridden. Just in case the seller is using the switch as a smoke screen to cover other ills.
Like a missing piston
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Old 07 March 2011, 05:03   #7
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... Thanks guys...your responses gave me enough info to confirm I need to get a fauly free outboard!... the search for an affordable 15hp goes on...

Thanks again guys..

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