Outboard Starting Problems and How to Fix Them Part 1: Simple Checks and Easy Fixes

A discussion of outboard motor starting problems, some of the causes and quick solutions, aimed at non-mechanics. Includes an overview of the 4, 5 and 6 HP Tohatsu / Mariner / Mercury motor, basic checks if the motor won’t start, why it’s hard to start the outboard after draining the carb, how to check for fuel flow, how to test and correctly gap the spark plug.


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