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Starting a 2 cycle Merc.

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  • Starting a 2 cycle Merc.

    This is a page out of my owner's manual; maybe it could be posted in the sticky section
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  • #2
    Done 850. This comes up so much it's very worthy of a stickie. Thanks.
    Please, no PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems.
    That is what the forums are for.
    Only forum/moderator issues will be answered in PM's.


    • #3
      I thought a page from the OM would capture the Gestalt of Mercury better than just words, thanks.


      • #4
        Just got a 45hp classic running; this will really help!


        • #5
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          Thank you for posting this. I'm sure a lot of old Merc 2-stroke owners are like me - 2nd or 3rd owners who don't have the manual. I had cobbled together this same starting procedure from reading different forums. The only thing I do different is I set the neutral warm-up lever to about 70% . Usually starts in 5-7 seconds as in the video below.

          Last edited by spitfireap; August 28th, 2017, 01:15 AM.