Timing 90 degrees out?!?!?!?
Bought a 16' seaskate dory last year as a stop gap because i could'nt quite afford the rib i wanted. It has a 1997 Mercury 40hp elpto outboard 2 cylinder 2 stroke S/N: 09943108. After using the boat once there was a loud clonk and the engine stopped dead, to cut a long story short the magnets had dropped out of the flywheel and smashed so i ordered a second hand as new flywheel off the internet. I fitted the new one and have been trying to get the engine running ever since (even resorting to a full rebuild).
Today i have had an electrician out to the engine and he has told me the timing is 90 degrees out?, i have been trying to find part numbers for flywheels to make sure this is the correct one and as far as i can tell it is.
Has anyone seen this before?
P.S. Thanks for any help in advance and if i can help with anyone elses problems i will do my est.