Suzuki DF 15 wont start now??

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by MrSnook, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. MrSnook

    MrSnook Well-Known Member

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    I went out this am to do some exploring and a little fishing. Due to a ton of things going on lately I haven't used the boat in about 2 or 3 months but she started right up and ran fine all morning. I get home and put the motor in a cut open 55 gal drum of water to flush her out as I normally do. She'll attempt to turn over but she won't fire up almost like it isn't getting any spark. I checked all the electrical connections but all seemed OK. I even tried using the pull cord but no go.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Brett

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    Do you have spark at the plugs?
     

  3. MrSnook

    MrSnook Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had a chance to check the plugs yet I'm going to try today if I get a chance. Funny thing is it was running fine and then about 30 - 45 min later it won't start. Normally starts right up.
     
  4. MrSnook

    MrSnook Well-Known Member

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    OK well I feel like a complete moron I had a little time this afternoon so I decided to play it the boat to see if I could get it running before taking it over to the dealership for service. As I'm looking over the motor I notice the kill switch cord is laying in the aft well of the Gheenoe. Some how while either getting out of the boat or while I was tying her down the kill switch cord came off.

    Well she's back up and running. Boy do I feel stupid. Oh well at least I didn't have to pay someone else to tell me that my kill switch was unplugged.
     
  5. Brett

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    I'm laughing because...been there, done that!
     
  6. Swamp

    Swamp I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm not saying a thing I live in big big glass house!  ;D

    I used to work for a small engine repair when I was in high school, we would get calls all the time from irate customers claiming that they had only used their mower/saw/trimmer five minutes and then it would not start again.  We would ask them to go and check the gas.  Only 1-2% would even call back to tell us that was it, the rest were to embarrassed.  We only splashed enough gas in them to test, we could not afford to give everyone a "free" fill up.  I would also turn off all ignition keys for any electric start equipment to prevent the engine from starting if the start button was pushed on accident.  Back then many mowers would still crank, but there was no ignition.  We would get calls on that too, sometimes even from professionals.

    Look at the bright side, now you will always check when it won't start.  This happened in your drive, not 10 miles from the ramp.