Starting my new Mercury

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by Star1pup, May 1, 2008.

  1. Launched my pontoon and the 2008 9.9 4-cycle Mercury would not start. Pulled the boat back out and wiped the plugs. Put it back in and it ran fine. I think I must have flooded it.

    I was told later not to choke a 4-cycle, but instead just crack the throttle a bit. Out of gear of course. How about some feedback on this.
  2. What does your manual say?

  3. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    you may not need to choke it in warm weather?.
  4. Yeah. I suppose reading the manual is an option. ;) I sometimes even do read manuals for things I buy. Not too bright, huh? :D
  5. Real men don't need instructions! :)

    Bought a new 9.9 2-stroke, a few years back, & the starting drill for that motor is just about perfect UNLESS the weather is really hot. Then it uses less priming & choke.
  6. My Yamaha 9.9 - 4 stroke seems to be a bit cold blooded. A little choke seems to help, but only till she fires. Then after that just a touch of the key is about all she takes. Mine also sits in the garage a lot a times too.