Re: Re: '76 Evinrude 15hp, dies/won't restart

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Posted by The Machinist ( on August 28, 2005 at 19:19:43:

In Reply to: Re: '76 Evinrude 15hp, dies/won't restart posted by Ken Denman on August 22, 2005 at 18:53:00:

I agree that your condensers maybe the culprit, since your engine has the older points system. What you describe was common with that type of ignition system.

The possibilities that Ken says are all likely, but on a 30 year old motor, & being this one especially, look at the condensers or coils as when they heat up due to the electicity passing thru the aluminum wrapped waxed windings begin to expand & short out. When they cool down, then it will shrink enough to clear the short & run again until it heats up.

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