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used boat motor

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by All Thumbs, Sep 12, 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. fishcrazy

    fishcrazy Muskie Chaser

    How old is it. First check for spark. Take plug out reattach wire and ground the case to the motor and crank over watch for spark(or hold the plug while cranking)OUCH!!!
    If you have good spark add the PROPER mixed gas (some rates are different)
    Gas here up to get it firing, after fire put in a barrel full of water and let here rip or get ear muffs from wallyword and hook to a garden hose. P.S. I maybe interested if your selling if its not to old.

  3. i don't know how old it is but it is a SCOTT motor. never heard of it till now.

    all thumbs