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    Default Priming motor after long winter storage.

    Wanted to get the general consensus if pulling the dizzy and priming the motor would be a good idea or unnecessary work after 8 months of sitting idle. Boat is stored outside, and engine was built new last season. Thanks!

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    Change the oil, pull the coil wire, turn motor over to build up some pressure. Re-attach coil wire. Fire the bitch up.

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    Stored outside it might have picked up some surface rust on the cylinder walls, might be a good idea to pull the plugs before you crank it over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzen View Post
    Wanted to get the general consensus if pulling the dizzy and priming the motor would be a good idea or unnecessary work after 8 months of sitting idle. Boat is stored outside, and engine was built new last season. Thanks!
    Why not? Easy enough to do. I pull the dizzy just to change oil in my river cruiser. When you prime the oil system have someone hit the starter too, ( obviously have the coil disconnected) That way it can build oil pressure and get everything since it's been sitting for a while.

    I think peterson has a new remote oil filter set up that has small pump in it that you can use to prime the oil system. Pretty cool little device.


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    Thanks for the replies guys.

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