1963-1973 Mercruiser all Engines and Drives Service Manual Books 1 and 2, Page 179Get this manual

1963-1973 Mercruiser all Engines and Drives Service Manual Books 1 and 2, Page 179

STARTER MOTORDELCO REMY DESCRIPTION The function of the starting stem is to crank the engine The battery suppl ies electrica
nd pr du ce gh hor powe for its size It can do this only for horL Lime, since conside rabl hea cc umulates and can l'ause
_eriou damageFor this reasonthe cranki ng mo tor never must be used for more than 30 second aL ny one Lime Cra nking should
not be repeated without pause of at least minu te to permit the heat to cape PERIODIC INSPECTION Cranking moLor and so leooiJ
are com pleLely enclo ed in the dri ve housing to prevent entrance of moi ture and dirtHoweveras an aid Lo pre ventiv mainte
na.nc e, periodic inspecLion req ired as follows: 1Inspect terminals for corrosion and loose connec tion 2In ct wiring for
frayed and worn insu lation3Chec mounting bo lts for Lightness TROUBLESHOOTING tartin moto speci ficati cannot be he ked
whil lartin motor is mounted on engine, howevertartin sys tem ca be ch cked fo excessiv resistan tn tartin ci rc uit which