Re: Engine Battery cable to starter motor to be replaced - looking for experience
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I would first check that the battery connector at the starter motor is clean.
I would also check The Valeo solenoid to see if it has clean connections both the battery cable and the small wire that goes to the engine block.
Amel Super Maramu #376
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dominique Guenot
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:25 PM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Engine Battery cable to starter motor to be replaced - looking for experience
My engine battery was not able to start the Yanmar this morning.
I jumped start the engine successfully using the House battery bank
The engine battery is 2 month old and charged.
A reputable electro-mechanic tested Volt and Amp during the start when you turn on the key with the engine battery:
- at battery level it is correct
- at starter motor level there is a significant drop in Volt and Amp, (way more than expected when the starter kicks in) and cannot launch the starter motor.
Therefore he recommends changing the cables which are "consuming Amp" and will eventually stop working.
I never thought that such big cables (35mm2) could degrade and/or stop working?
Is someone had similar problems?
Papeete, French Polynesia
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