Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue
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The ground strap that goes to the block from the other terminal on the “valero” solenoid is also on my engine. It grounds the block so that when the solenoid is closed the starter motor had a negative to start the engine.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
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From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue
I did resolve the start- stop issue and learned a lot. It was the start-stop solenoid mounted on engine. It was multiple bad corroded connections: two wires from small plastic relay next to Valero (actually not Valero but replacement installed by previous owner. No button on this one) had become corroded and partially disconnected from Valero. Hence the intermittent failure. Also as they were corroded in the protective boot at the connector, so it was not visible to me. This was my ongoing intermittent start-stop issue. But there was more. The previous owner had installed a start button in engine room to circumvent ignition key in control panel in event of panel failure. However when intermittent failure become constant failure, engine room button would not work either. How was this possible? The ground from the Valero type unit had become disconnected as a result of very hard passage from BVI to St Martin. When connected all works well. The ground strap on this unit - opposite post from large black battery cable is only about 5 inches long and seems to attach to motor and is not a ground for other electrical items. Different from Valero hook-up Eric describes. I need to investigate closer to make sure no grounded issues exist.
Eric, We will come by to visit. Look forward to meeting you and Betty.
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