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should a new motor start on the first try
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posted 08-30-2000 11:53 AM ET (US)
i got a new 30 jonhson for my 13 ft whaler 1965 should the motor be starting right away please help
posted 08-30-2000 11:58 AM ET (US)
Yes, if you have it set up properly and you followed the manual's instructions to the "T", it should Tom
posted 08-30-2000 10:01 PM ET (US)
Tom, if your new motor won't start, make sure that the kill switch "key" is inserted.. it's the plastic fob at the end of the red cord!!! Please advise if you're having a problem! Happy NJ Whaling.. Clark.. The Old Man and the Sea
posted 08-30-2000 10:49 PM ET (US)
First, as bigz said, RTFM, at least twice.
There may be some shipping gizmo still
installed, or you may be doing it wrong.
Outboards (at least two-strokes) aren't
as automated as modern cars. There's more
to it than just turning the key, at least
usually. Some of the more modern OBs are
Let me go through the ways I've screwed
- Didn't pump the primer bulb.
- Didn't open the vent on the gas tank.
- No kill switch key.
- Not in neutral.
- Ignition not on.
It should start in a couple or three pulls
If it won't, first find someone who knows
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