Ceramic starter item

GregM
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Ceramic starter item

Postby GregM » Sat May 12, 2018 7:13 pm

Can someone tell me what this is. It crumbled when I tried to remove it. I am not sure what to ask for at the local part store or if it is marine specific? Its for a 318 Chrysler motor I am rebuilding and is part of the starter circuit. Any advise on where to get a replacement would also be helpful?
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Re: Ceramic starter item

Postby EWRice » Sat May 12, 2018 8:08 pm

That is your ignition ballast resistor. You must have electronic ignition. Sierra p/n 18-5451

I think the automotive ones are the same.
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Re: Ceramic starter item

Postby GregM » Sat May 12, 2018 8:16 pm

Thank you man! I can't afford any more marine costs! Your a life savor!

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Re: Ceramic starter item

Postby javalin390 » Sat May 12, 2018 10:04 pm

Hold on there !! You MUST use the marine specific ballast. The automotive version is not sealed and thus will cause an engine room fire. I think NAPA carries both auto and boat ballasts for close to the same price, but you MUST use the marine version.
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Re: Ceramic starter item

Postby GregM » Sun May 13, 2018 7:12 am

Stick with marine! Got it, thank you for pointing that out! No fire hazard is worth saving a few bucks.

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Re: Ceramic starter item

Postby hightension » Mon May 14, 2018 5:51 am

Amazon carries them also. Just order 2 of them
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Re: Ceramic starter item

Postby bill » Mon May 14, 2018 10:47 am

BigM
Definitely carry a spare and make sure it is a Marine ballast resistor. The back will be filled with ceramic or epoxy. 8-) There is no way of knowing when it will burn out. Usually at the worst possible time. :roll:
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