View Full Version : 165 Merc Shuts Down

Tim Keds
05-18-2004, 02:01 PM
" I have a 165 I/L6 that will shut down at various times. Sometimes in idle, in gear,low RPM's or high RPM's.After it shuts down will start right back up and run fine,for a few secounds,or a few minutes.Have replaced ignition switch,distributor cap, and ignition coil,but still having same problem.Any ideas? Thanx "

05-19-2004, 09:53 PM
" Has this 165 have a wireing harness plug at the moter. Can give a lot of grief as they age. If so next time it dies try what (believe it or not) The tech. books call the wiggle test.
Move the harness around , the point of this is if there is a poor connection that intermentley fails to make contact you can - with luck figure out the general area. After you have this knoledge it will be easy to bypass or hardwire a failing multi pin connector. "

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08-17-2006, 07:53 AM
"Yep, thats what it will be. Had this on my Bertram 25. Pull the plug out and clean up the pins and socket as best you can apply a little CRC or similar. First sign on mine I would notice the taco start to flicker."