Watermota Panther Ignition

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Watermota Panther Ignition

Post by ensinger » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:07 pm

When turning off the engine using the engine decompression lever , the engine stops and the oil light and ignition light come on , then when turning off the ignition key the oil light turns off but the ignition light flickers until the battery switch is turned off .
Could anybody give me advice on this problem
Thanks in anticipation

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Re: Watermota Panther Ignition

Post by TyroSailor » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:53 pm

A marine diesel engine (I assume it's a diesel?) should never be turned off with the 'ignition' key. Dire consequences result, I believe, but someone more knowledgeable will no doubt tell you what. Probably the alternator, which might explain why the light flickers. There should be a T-handle on the end of a wire to pull.
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Re: Watermota Panther Ignition

Post by rhumlady » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:23 pm

Not true for all marine diesels as the Bukh motors have an electric stop solenoid activated by turning the key fully anticlockwise till the engine stops.
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Re: Watermota Panther Ignition

Post by SeaDog » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:48 pm

Contact Stephenson's Marine on 01803 833343, they might be able to explain the issue.

http://www.stephensonmarine.co.uk/

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