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    Question Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    On a Johnson 60HP 3 cylinder does it matter which wire from the power pack goes to which coil/spark plug?? ie Pink, pink/green, pink/blue

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Yes, it does matter. If not correct, it will attempt to fire the affected cylinder(s) at the wrong time. What year motor are we talking about here? The colors do not ring a bell.

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Shouldn't be "pink"! Should be orange!

    Orange/blue = top
    Orange = center
    Orange/green = bottom.
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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Quote Originally Posted by joereeves View Post
    Shouldn't be "pink"! Should be orange!

    Orange/blue = top
    Orange = center
    Orange/green = bottom.
    Yep, that's the way I see it too.
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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Cheers for that, YES they are orange in the daylight they looked pink in artificial lighing.
    it is a 1988 60HP Johnson, on the lid it says VRO but it doesn't have the oil injection BJ60TLCCR....
    Quote Originally Posted by joereeves View Post
    Shouldn't be "pink"! Should be orange!

    Orange/blue = top
    Orange = center
    Orange/green = bottom.

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    It is a 1988 model. I guessed it pretty close with the '86 diagram---closest I have.

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    That diagram is the right one, many thanks

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    The 1988 model would normally be VRO equipped..... Apparently it has been converted back to pre-mix.

    Make sure that you do not forget to pre-mix your fuel/oil..... and if you loan that rig out to your "closest friend", make sure that he/she is aware so as to avoid the statement....................

    Oh Geeze, why didn't you tell me, the hood says VRO!... Translation: "It's not my fault!"
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    Angry Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    I have just received a new Power Pack from America (expensive especially the extra charges) and found that the colour code on the half moon three pin connector of the new unit does NOT marry up with the wiring from the coil power unit. There is brown, brown/yellow and black/yellow, as a tryangle of the connections the middle and one side are brown with the black/yellow on the opposite side (this is the old unit and coil feed) The new replacement had the black/yellow in the middle which when the plug is joined the wiring is wrong. I only realised this when I connected all the new unit in, had one back fire from the engine and nothing else. I know the black/yellow is ground and should not be connected to an AC power from the coild.. This may have even blown the new power pack but not sure. Surely this is not right?? any help
    Last edited by Eric Hoare; 11-15-2017 at 03:41 PM. Reason: mix up on new/old unit

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Post pictures of old and the replacement CD units and connecters.

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Cannot at the moment as they are both on my boat but the replacement part from America was the exact same number as the old one which was 583125 they both looked identical but it was only when it didn't work and just did one back fire did I realise the male and female wires didn't match up. The trigger wire connection matched up perfectly. Been onto the seller and they wanted to know the year which I sent them plus the serial number of the old one which was listed on their site.

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    just one other thing if you know it, what should be the volt reading from flywheel coil?? Thats not the 12volt for the charge system

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    they are now saying that my engine BJ60TL(CCR) is a 1998 model and not a 1988 as I had been informed which is another CDI number but how come the serial numbers where identical, this is very confusing???

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Hoare View Post
    they are now saying that my engine BJ60TL(CCR) is a 1998 model and not a 1988 as I had been informed which is another CDI number but how come the serial numbers where identical, this is very confusing???
    We're confused too. "CC" in the model number translates to 1988. A 1998 would be "EC"

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Quote Originally Posted by fdrgator View Post
    We're confused too. "CC" in the model number translates to 1988. A 1998 would be "EC"
    Ye, me too. I just looked up the new code they gave me and it looks nothing like mine however the one I bought from them was identicle with even the same code number on it. Its just that the wires on the three pin plug were not in the right place to match up with the coil colours. This I only noticed when it back fired and wouldn't run which may have damaged the new power pack. Dont know which way to turn now???

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Looks like you need to settle it with wherever you bought it. It's too expensive to eat.

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    I have now been notified that all the power packs in their stock are wired the same and that they are getting onto the manufacturer to resolve the problem. All they had to do was check their flywheel coil stock and see if the colours married up which I know they will not. Patern parts are manufacured cheeply and mistakes happen, its just that any mistake they make costs the buyer in cash, time and frustration and with stuff having to travel half way accross the world and greedy governments adding extra charges I find it disgusting...

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    More inferior product being put out by CDI......
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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    Quote Originally Posted by faztbullet View Post
    More inferior product being put out by CDI......
    Tell me more? is this a common occurance?

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    Default Re: Johnson powerpack/coil wiring

    sounds to me like your being messed around big time by the place who sold you the power pack.

    you can unpick the connectors from the rubber bock if nice and careful, then put them in the correct place as in the original power pack.

    why did you buy a new power pack ? what was wrong with you original power pack .

    can i ask how much did you end up paying for it in English money of course ha ha....

    I find its vey expensive to buy now from the USA with import tax and vat


    next time you need a part go to COWES and see the blokes in the RNLI repair place, they used to carry lots of spares for the triples !!!

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