To add to the "body of knowledge":
I understand from people who use, and work on, such beasts, that Ford diesel
engines are notorious for burning out their GPs
, and that Ford trucks are chock-full of automation to prevent that while offering "convenience" for the driver. I shouldn't doubt that these mod-cons are now the norm on all automotive diesels, even when they have been "marinized", so what Matt said in Message #16 in reply to me is certainly worth paying attention to.
For other people on this Board who may happen to have a 20 year old, "old school" Vetus 3M-10 (Mitsubishi K3D "marinized" by Vetus in Holland), the GP characteristics are: Rated voltage: 10.5; Ampage: 9.7; Maximum "on" time: 30 seconds.
Here, in the Salish Sea, you can't get Vetus parts
for love nor money
. The nearest (and only) dealer in Canada
is in Nova Scotia
, right on the other side of the country.
However, the MITSUBISHI part# (as opposed to the Vetus part# STM1658) is 32A66-03100, and that plug is freely available from industrial equipment
Forty buxapop, so mind your voltage and stay within your time limit ;-)