Originally Posted by npauls
Ok I have finally figured out what those magnets are for sure.
They are epoxied to the underside of the flywheel and I guess over time can work loose. Once this happens they start rattling around and shatter when they hit something else.
I have read that you can't get replacement magnets and the whole fly wheel needs to be replaced. So now I am on the hunt to find a flywheel for my motor. I have only found one listed so far on the net and it is about $320 plus shipping.
So if anyone can give me an idea where I can find a flywheel for a 1999 mercury 40hp 4 stroke with electric start it would be greatly appreciated. In this case the less it will cost me the better.
Can you not order one from your Merc dealer? I ordered a part for my Evinrude on a Monday and picked the part up Friday.
Online was $17 shipping for a $5 part. From Ecko Marine in Alberta Beach it was 10 cents more but had free shipping.