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  • Spark Plug Wire Repair

    1987 Force 125

    I have a wire that broke off right at the boot.

    anyone have any suggestions for a temp repair until I can get a new coil assembly

    Thanks

    M
    1987 Bayliner Capri
    1987 Force 125
    http://www.reinsmith.net/boating.aspx

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    Re: Spark Plug Wire Repair

    You can use an automotive wire replacement end, strip your wire insulation leaving about 3/4" of the inner wire left uncut. Bend this wire backwards and crimp the new connector on the old wire. I spray a little WD40 in the new boot and slip in on over the connector.

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      Re: Spark Plug Wire Repair

      Thanks for the Reply!

      As it turns out (for those of us who didn't already realize this, like me)

      The wire ends have a cap on them and the coiled wire that snaps onto the plug is like a vampire tap that actually taps into the wire from the side. (underneath the collar of the boot)

      All that happened was that the coil/tap pulled out of the wire.

      Seems like a shoddy design, but that might be more common than I think. Not to mention the fact that it's lasted like that for 23 years so how much can I really complain.

      We were able to reassemble it and are back in business.

      However, I'm keeping tjello327's post in my back pocket for the future and as I start researching what it's going to take to update the ignition system.

      Thanks Again tjello327!!

      M
      1987 Bayliner Capri
      1987 Force 125
      http://www.reinsmith.net/boating.aspx

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