20 HP Chrysler

5/9/15 @ 7:58 PM
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Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07
My son's buddy inherited a 20hp Chrysler from his grandfather. I told him I'd help him get it going. I've never been a big fan of Chrysler outboards, but this motor is pretty darn clean. After you take off the shroud, the inside looks darn near new. Pretty clean older motor. At any rate, worked on her tonight with the boys, and she didn't start. I knew I had fuel so I checked spark - no spark in either cylinder. Went on-line to find parts and came up empty. The model number is a 203HF, and the SN is 3488. I've found plenty of on-line outlets that sell parts, and they all show the 20HP Chrysler was made from 1978 from 1982. The catch is none of the model numbers match up. When I type 203HF into google, I get a hit from iBoats that says that it is a 1974 Saltwater 20HP - but no parts are listed. I just want to get some new coils and get her going, but I'm not sure what to order... Anyone have any experience with older Chryslers? This motor is really clean, and I want to get it going...
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5/11/15 @ 7:01 AM
fishen_soon
fishen_soon
MEMBER since 6/24/14
You have most likely checked it already, but just make sure the dead man switch is not tripped. Not the first time it has happened to me.

Ches.

Edited on 5/11/15 7:01 AM
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5/10/15 @ 4:55 PM
Tie1on
Tie1on
USER since 1/29/15
www.chrysleroutboards.com/

1-807-822-2881 Try those guys! At least see if you can get a part number if they don't have any coils in stock....

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5/10/15 @ 7:20 AM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07
Thank you Mark, just searched CDI's site and found the same thing I found on other sites...

After you select the manufacturer, you follow the drop down to 20HP, then you can select from 20HP motors from 1978 to 1982, I clicked on all of them,and none have the model number 203HF. It's as if it does not exist.

Interestingly, if you type Chrysler Outboard 203HF into google, an iBoats article comes up stating that it is a 1974 Saltwater 20HP engine - and no parts are listed...

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5/9/15 @ 9:34 PM
MileMark_714
MileMark_714
USER since 12/26/10
I would check with CDI Electronics.They have electrical parts for most make outboards.And they ARE better than OEM,especially when it comes to Mercury.

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