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Old 07-09-2006, 07:53 AM
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My thought is vapor lock. A mechanical problem such as mis-adjusted floats (if you haven't adjusted them in 2-3 years they need it anyway) wouldn't require such a long heat soak to cause it. Pull a plug after cranking it and see if its wet.
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:05 AM
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Take a screw driver, and jump pole to pole on the upper starter solenoid, if it cranks over and the key is in the on position and it has fuel it will start, 20 dollar part from BAM and these things are KNOWN for going bad all the time. Replaced about 4 of them in the baja and the apache needs one now. I carry a spare just in case. If it does not crank doing the pole to pole jump, then you have to start looking elsewhere. When trouble shooting issues like this dont just start swappiong parts hoping for it to work especially since it seems you have to be OUT on the water for it to happen. When it does happen again, Jump the poles, see if thats it. If you do get clicking and the engine does crank, you might have moisture in the distributor cap, Bad or corroded rotor, bad coil as suggested or bad coil wires. You should yank out the plugs too and see if there is any water in the cylinders or if there is any moisture on the plugs, with the plugs out does she turn over nice and easy. (with no compression she will if she turns over at all.
Maybe swap the coils from one engine to the other and see if this problem surfaces on engine #2 if it does you have isolated the problem and can get a new one. Swap the coil wire as well. Dont just start throwing $ at the problem right away, check the obvious first.
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:53 PM
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the motor will turn over, and it will even pop, kinda of start for a minute but not continue to run, yesutrday i used it with no problem at all, but the weather was a little cooler and there was no humidity
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:36 PM
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you are always speaking about humidity ! Why don't you try a new set of spark plug wire ? or switch yours on yours engines, or try one of your friends set ? would not cost a lot to know !
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the next time it happens ...just swap out the coil and it will probably start.....
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:57 PM
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what ever happened....what was the final solution??

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