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Old 17 July 2015, 05:59   #1
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Neutral Switch Suzuki Side Throttle

Has anyone had any problems with Suzuki side throttles Neutral switch?
Ours is 6 years old engine has done about 350 hours a Suzuki DF175
Throttle is seated ok in neutral but engine wont start, take it out of neutral and into gear return it to neutral and it starts fine.

Has happened about 4 times now.
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Old 17 July 2015, 08:07   #2
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Does it goes OK from forrwardgear to neutral to backwards?
I had about the same with my Evinrude (E-tec 115) from 2009 with about the same hours..
Semed to be the "schakelkrans" -> translated to english, the "Gearshift"....

The dealer placed a new one, and averything is fine now.
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Old 17 July 2015, 10:35   #3
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I've got exactly the same problem with a DF30 I've got in at the minute, somebody has been in to the control box before me to find the problem but although the microswitch casing is broken it turns out that its not the one in the control box that is the issue but the one on the engine, some over enthusiastic tech has liberally sprayed grease over nearly everything under the hood and over the years the grease has baked/dried out and clogged up the switch to the point it stopped working.

It came to me firing on only two out of its three cylinder on idle, its the same bloody grease that has blocked the air jet on the side of the carb.

Its maybe worth a look on the engine switch too.
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Old 19 July 2015, 08:04   #4
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I looked at this on thehulltruth the american forum, plenty of feedback through shear weight of numbers, I think we will replace both NSS (neutral safety switch) one in the remote and one in the engine. The engine one appears to be the more likely culprit.

Pity this ended up in a call out for the RNLI and the recovery of a party of drifting divers. Suzuki might want to communicate "known issues" a bit better, I'm well aware of the difference between this and product recall which is a much bigger thing.

I will take this up with them directly as this boat has been dealer maintained its entire life and through out of warranty this continues.
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I will take this up with them directly as this boat has been dealer maintained its entire life and through out of warranty this continues.
I'd save your breath.

Half of the early DF115/140 engine holders have dissolved due to a steel plug in an alloy casting creating corrosion but Suzuki denied it was an issue, funny thing was the later models never had the same steel plug.
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