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  • rob935
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    got the oil changed , new plugs etc , tried to fire it up but no spark again !!! looks like the new electronic ignition has blown !!!! any ideas on what might be causing the ignition module to overload etc ??? thanks for any ideas you may have guys .
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  • 93 prostar burning out ignition modules

    recently replaced the ignition module in a 190 prostar but boat was running rough , changed the oil (had petrol in it from cranking with no start ) filters and plugs . tried to fire it up but had no spark , looks like the module has burnt out again !!! any ideas what would be causing this to happen...
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  • rob935
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    i did all the work myself so all the plug wires are in the right places , also tried removing the plug wires with a pliers and found one of the plugs was mis-firing , replaced it and noted a big improvement . im now going to replace all the plugs and change the oil too (seems to be petrol in it from...
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  • rob935
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    thanks , will check the plugs and get the timing checked too .
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  • rob935
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    ok guys , i have the boat back on the water but its just not running properly . its fires up no problem , has oil pressure and temp is fine but its running really rough , just wondering if its just a timing issiue or has the machine shop skimmed too much off the heads ??
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  • rob935
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    it was the ignition module .... replaced it today , took 4 weeks to get the part from the states . first turn of the key it fired straight up , only ran it in the drive but may need to set the timing as it seemed to be running a bit rough .
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  • rob935
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    thanks kyle , i took your advice and grounded the coil lead (end that goes to dist )to the manifold and got a spark .....i take it from your post that this would point to the ignition module ??? tried it the opposite way by grounding the end that goes to the coil but got no spark . i guess its the...
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  • rob935
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    replaced the coil yesterday but it didnt make any difference ...still no spark and im all out of ideas , i replaced the ignition module 2 seasons ago so it cant be that , im totally stumped !!!
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  • rob935
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    put the volt meter on it over the weekend , its reading between 7 and 8 volts at the coil with the ignition in the on position , pulled the ignition switch and it shows 12 volts here , checked all the connections again and retested with same results .....is it the coil or something else ???
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  • rob935
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    the kill switch has never worked in the time i have had the boat , will double check it and the ignition switch.
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  • rob935
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    hi guys sorry for the huge delay , i havent had any time to work on the boat until yesterday cos i cracked my wrist a while back and wasnt able to .......any way checked for spark and didnt have any on the 2 plugs that i pulled ?? checked all the wiring and all seem to be connected fine , cleaned down...
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  • rob935
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    no havent verified spark yet will try to have a look at that tomorrow evening ......
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  • rob935
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    thats right , the intake is shaped around the distributor and bolted off without touching the distributor at all .........
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  • rob935
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    its cranking normally , doesnt seem to be any faster or slower than before ...??...
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  • rob935
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    put your money away east tx , ive made that mistake before ......never again lol !!!...
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