Hi, I finally bought my first boat and as I was changing the spark plugs on the motor I found out that one of the spark plug wire was corroded and the coil inside the wire broke. Can I just pick a universal spark plug wire from any auto part store or is there a particular spark plug wire for this motor?
Also, I noticed the starter spring is worn out and the starter gear would sometimes get stuck to the flywheel when I start. So I tried to loosen the bolt to change the spring, but there's no way of doing it because the shaft keeps turning as I turned the bolt. Is is possible to change the spring or is it time to pick up a new starter?
Well I took in my starter to get it rebuilt and they said that someone had took out the original bolt and rigged in a weak spring with a new bolt. Also the lug nut under the spring had also came loose and they recommend me to get a new starter. So I bought a brand new starter for 220$ and 4 new spark plug wires for 60$. By the time I put everything back it was dark so I didn't have the chance to crank it up.
Another thing I notice is that 2 cycle oil is leaking from my carburetor. Is that normal and is it just unburned oil? Thanks guys for the quick reply.