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#393095 - 03/31/08 09:57 AM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: BillyB]  
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Then I have a question. I want a distributor cap and rotor for my 2000 350 MAG MPI. Out of stock at the dealership I was quoted $84.99 for the cap and asked if I wanted to order it. I declined. I found a cap online for $21.99. Will the cap online be an automotive model?

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#393106 - 03/31/08 10:16 AM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: DaleM]  
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The marine cap has seals the automotive one does not.
Fuel vapors and open sparks DO NOT MIX !
A cap in a car has a LOT of air moving around to dispurse fumes and occasionaly you will hear of a fire under the hood.

A mix of ,fumes ,air ,n spark in and enclosed engine compartment and you become a suicide bomber......and questions?

ONLY do this if your gonna lend to boat to the EX !(JK)

Look elsewhere (online) for a marine cap.
Is your life worth the few $$ ?


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#393118 - 03/31/08 10:49 AM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: tbkohl]  
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It's on a marine parts site. Just thinking maybe someone is selling it as marine part. Also comes with the gasket. The price is what is throwing me for a loop. I know marine parts aren't cheap, been boating for over 30 years. Just don't want to be taken.

#393154 - 03/31/08 01:55 PM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: tbkohl]  
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Originally Posted By: tbkohl
The marine cap has seals the automotive one does not.


I'll bet you your house, your cars, and 1 million dollars that you can find an extra vent or ANYTHING on my 1997 Mercruiser distributor and cap that you can't find on my 1990 Chevy van distributor and cap. You're only 2.5 hours away from being here and having an indentured servant for the rest of your life. See you soon?

Dale I have no idea what your distributor/cap look like so I have no idea if yours is the same as mine. I can't answer what the online cap is cause I can't see it or read it's description. My father did tell me that his 2001 distributors in his boat are different than my 1997. So your could be completely different than mine.


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#393302 - 03/31/08 11:38 PM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: BillyB]  
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Billy the part # online was the same as I was going to pick up at the dealership. I don't even know what my distributor cap looks like. I bought the boat last Nov, cleaned it up, made a few small repairs and splashed it for a 20 minute ride. Once home I winterized it and then off to winter storage about 3 hours away. Going to get it this weekend and wanted to have the parts on hand. Found out from some guys one another site I frequent that NAPA Auto Centers carry marine parts. Took a look online and sure enough they have marine parts and quite reasonably priced.

#393319 - 04/01/08 07:28 AM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: DaleM]  
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NAPA can be an effective supplier of marine parts. I get my MR spark plugs from them (they have them in stock at the store 2 miles from my house)


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#393726 - 04/02/08 12:51 PM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: BillyB]  
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For information this is what's in my Volvo Manual for plug wires. Same type for 3.0GLP-D all the way up to 8.1OSi-C.

"The spark plug wires are a special resistance type. The core is carbon-impregnated linen. This type of wire is superior to copper core wire in its resistance to crossfire; however, it is more easily damage than copper core. For this reason, pull on the spark plug boots to remove..."

Last edited by PhatboyC; 04/02/08 02:36 PM. Reason: oops wrong thread oh well good info anyway

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#395074 - 04/06/08 08:22 PM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: PhatboyC]  
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Originally Posted By: PhatboyC
For information this is what's in my Volvo Manual for plug wires. Same type for 3.0GLP-D all the way up to 8.1OSi-C.

"The spark plug wires are a special resistance type. The core is carbon-impregnated linen. This type of wire is superior to copper core wire in its resistance to crossfire; however, it is more easily damage than copper core. For this reason, pull on the spark plug boots to remove..."


Replace the wires on your car or truck, and cut one open.

Know what you will find?

Carbon-impregnated cloth conductor, at about 4,000 ohms per foot resistance.

ALL "resistance wires" have been this material... for a couple decades.

My MSD resistor wires are not this way, but it is newer tech, and only 50 ohms per foot resistance.

And you STILL always pull on the boot, NEVER on the conductor, regardless of what the conductor is, even mine that are wire core, with a spiral-wire EM shield wrap.


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#395169 - 04/07/08 10:11 AM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: Lowrider78]  
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Good info. I was not saying otherwise. Your post makes it clearer.


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#396829 - 04/13/08 12:44 PM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: PhatboyC]  
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Marine grade Parts ????? Are you willing to beat your families life on the CHEAP parts ????
Ask your local Coast Guard guys about the differences in marine & automotive parts, They don't have anything to gain or loose in this argument.


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#396856 - 04/13/08 04:56 PM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: lvikingm]  
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There's nothing wrong with using an after market cap as long as it's the correct marine one. I use Sierra parts at times and have not had a problem with them. I think the marine cap for my OMC 4.3 was about 30 bucks for the OE cap. I usually replace them each year due to salt air.


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#396860 - 04/13/08 05:14 PM Re: Do I Really HAVE to use "marine grade" parts?? [Re: lvikingm]  
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Originally Posted By: lvikingm
Are you willing to beat your families life...


I try not to beat anyone! laugh


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