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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I have a 1984 40hp Mariner that is mechanically hard to pull

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Customer: I have a 1984 40hp Mariner that is mechanically hard to pull start. I can pull it but is won't spin freely. I removed the plugs and poured oil on the cylinders and let them soak for a day. I spins easily with the plugs removed.
JA: Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: I don't think so. The motor has always gotten new plugs and gear oil at the beginning of each fishing season. It also gets a freshwater flush after every trip. Given the fact that its 34 years old it has never been in the shop for tune-up or repairs.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

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I read what you wrote, I do not see any kind of question in there. Tow is it I can help you?

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