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IowaMike

Check out my Distributor cap....

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IowaMike

My Distributor cap to my new boat (new to me). Let's just say I maintain my stuff and the guy I bought my 04 23-lsv from does not. I suspect this is the original cap and rotor from 2004. WOW the rotor was corroded on and was not fun to pull off... I put brass parts on from std ignition. Thought I'd share...

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bigD

I changed my original Aluminum(WTH?) cap & rotor this sprig at less then 300hrs and it looked close to that, I couldn't believe it with the low hours I have. The new cap and rotor I bought from Bakes Marine came with Brass parts like it should have in the first place, I guarantee it won't look like that over the same time frame.

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electricjohn

Another option is the Accel brand cap and rotor. Part # 8132. Has brass inserts.

Don't you just love the marine environment.

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WakingMeHappy

Dang, that's bad. I haven't checked mine in some time so it will get checked come spring.

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Bake's Marine

That's really nasty, that's probably the original cap which had steel contacts.

We use the quicksilver brand in our shop and it holds up great, all brass components. With a marine brass cap you will pay a lot more but you won't have to service it as often.

More info if your interested: http://www.bakesonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=850

-Paul

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99response

Cap and rotor is one of the most overlooked maintenance items, so I wouldn't say the guy you bought your boat from didn't take care of his stuff.

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IowaMike

Cap and rotor is one of the most overlooked maintenance items, so I wouldn't say the guy you bought your boat from didn't take care of his stuff.

Excellent point... I was a little more surprised to find what I found given the following... Both the interior and exterior of the boat was perfectly maintained and i have receipts showing the engine oil changed every season and when items broke he got them fixed - speedo, ballast pumps (the boat has 5 seasons on it - less than 200 total hours). However, what was overlooked was the trailer, and pretty much all other mechanical maintenance... V-drive oil, Tranny Fluid, tune ups, grease trailer bearings (think I lost a wheel bearing - have to jack up and see), grease rudder, steering adjustments, trailer brake system, impeller never changed, prop shaft seal (we will see next spring).

Anyway - great deal on the boat, plus this gives me something to tinker with this winter - which of course makes my wife happy cause i'm not bugging her... :)

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JUST-IN-TIME

it states to check cap rotor every year in the service manuals

i will replace around 200 hrs, but i have seen some last around 500hrs

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