Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: New engine key

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Salish Sea
    Posts
    1,133

    Default New engine key

    Daft question, but are engine keys pretty generic? I've got a yanmar 2YM15 with the original engine panel and I've bent the key out of all recognition, so need a new one. Are they pretty easy to get hold of?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,820

    Default Re: New engine key

    If it's this (type B) panel as I think most YM series have, the keys are all identical.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Home - Sothampton, Boat - Gosport
    Posts
    10,369

    Default Re: New engine key

    Take it into Timsons. Unless it's an unusual blank, they'll be able to do it. If they can't, it this any good?
    Steve
    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Home UK Midlands / Boat Croatia
    Posts
    20,461

    Default Re: New engine key

    Quote Originally Posted by Stemar View Post
    ...... it this any good?
    I'm sure Timpson won't be able to help ..... but your link nails it.

    Richard

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    745

    Default Re: New engine key

    Generic Yanmar keys are available cheaply on ebay.

    My little Iseki tractor has a Kubota-based engine and uses what appears to be an identical key so their suppliers might be able to help too.

    I dread to think what a genuine Yanmar key might cost!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    SW Scotland
    Posts
    19,658

    Default Re: New engine key

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bumbulum View Post
    I dread to think what a genuine Yanmar key might cost!
    £16.30.

    https://www.marine-power.co.uk/index...product_id=241
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Brixham
    Posts
    949

    Default Re: New engine key

    My switch on my 25 year old yanmar 3gm30f broke last month. I bought a new one and the key is identical to the old one.
    If voting changed anything, they wouldn't let you do it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Clyde
    Posts
    7,396

    Default Re: New engine key

    I got one for my 2GM20 cut at a local one man outfit. Cost me £3.50. He did have a bit of trouble finding a blank but after finding one almost identical (slightly different thickness) he told make to bring it back if it didn't work. It was fine.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Hants
    Posts
    2,866

    Default Re: New engine key

    If you think that's expensive try getting the plastic cover for the keyhole!

    (I've been using the plastic cap off a water bottle).

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Home - Sothampton, Boat - Gosport
    Posts
    10,369

    Default Re: New engine key

    If one has a battery isolation switch below, so it's locked away when the boat's unattended, is there any point in a key switch? Would a suitable turn button switch do as well for less than the cost of a key? OK, I don't have any fancy electronics and my rev counter is courtesy of Tiny Tach, but I just have a simple on/off switch for the "ignition" and a glorified bell push for the starter Both are IP something sensible rated. Setting that up in the cockpit with the stop cable and usual warning lights was one of the best things I ever did after tolerating both start and stop controls below for years.
    Steve
    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest YBW News

Find Boats For Sale

to
to