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We have a 135 Merc outboard with a oil reservoir that didn't

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We have a 135 Merc outboard with a oil reservoir that didn't pump oil into the little tank on the top and the motor stopped running. I'm hoping that it stopped because a kill switch was activated that saved the motor from burning up. We have now oil into the upper reservoir, and the engine turns over but wont start. How do I deactivate the kill switch?
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 5 months ago.
Hello. My name is ***** ***** no kill for no oil. When the oil level gets low you should get an alarm. Did you get any alarm? We need to do a compression test and check for spark.To test for spark you will need a spark gap tester. will need a compression gauge to do the compression test.We have to do these 2 tests to find the problem.

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