Hello, I have the above engine, model# E10RL4SSE, with a pull start. It runs great and has low hours so I would like to upgrade this engine to an electric start, obviously to maker starting easier (especially in cold weather) but also so I can recharge my batteries while using it.
I think this can be done in a two step process, leave the engine as a pull start but add parts to enable the engine to recharge the batteries, then as a separate step add the electric start.
Does it make sense to upgrade this engine that I have owned since new and know that it has been well maintained or should I look for a replacement engine?
Can these be separate steps or can / should they be performed in one step?
What parts would I need to accomplish each of these steps?
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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Your motor has many parts that are no longer available as the motor has not been made since 2000 the year OMC went out of business. If you decide to attempt to convert your motor to electric start it may be best to find a junk motor and transfer the electric start wiring and parts over to your outboard.
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