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used boat motor

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by All Thumbs, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. someone gave me a 40 hp motor and i want to know what is my first step in seeing if it runs. he said that it has been sitting in his heated garage for about 10 years now and he never got around to it. he got it off of a friend who said it ran when he got it. i was just wondering what to do first.

    all thumbs
  2. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    fresh plugs and fresh gas . when you pull the plugs you might want to spray a little wd 40 in the cylinders and turn motor over slowly first either by pull cord or by hand . then try to start it. don,t forget to mix oil with the gas . also make sure the bottom of the tank is clean. new hoses are most likely needed too before hitting the water. make sure the motor is peeing water out the motor if it starts.