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My 225 Suzuki shuts down at in gear at idle speed

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My 225 Suzuki shuts down at in gear at idle speed
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** you for allowing me to assist you today.
There are several items that you will need to check and the boat will need to be out of the water.
check the gear oil on the lower unit, make sure that it is full, clean, and has no water in it.
then check the engine oil, it should be at least 1/2 way up the dip stick.
After that test the fuel for any water. It is really easy to buy water at a gas station these days.
If all of that is good, you will need to do a compression test along with a spark test on the engine.