My boat had been in dry dock for a couple of years. I own it with my brother. He installed a new impeller before we "revived" it & all seemed well. We went thru carbs etc...got er all cleaned up & made it 500yds from boat ramp.... Smoke was coming out of couling. It basically died as I shut it off. Upon closer inspection, the temp switch evidently spontaniously combusted and, I am now left with two wires & the switch floating around "cooked" in the head.
I have not done a compression test as of yet...which I will. The gasket under the thermostat cover (on the head) seems to have melted down some too ( maybe a homemade seal job by previous owner ?? )
So, before I go too far into this, Will this temp switch meltdown, kill the motor without fryin power packs etc...??
Is there any way I can jump the wires from the old temp switch & see if I still have fire??
After (hopefully) some repies to this post I am planning on replacing thermostat & re-torquing the head, in an attempt to re-re-reserect her, Any other suggestions would be appreciated.