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I need to set timing on a mercury 40 horse 4 stroke JA: Sometimes

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i need to set timing on a mercury 40 horse 4 stroke
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Customer: its 2011 model been seating up and would not turn over. so i took flywheel and belt off and got motor turning. put back together and is firing but want crank. would taking flywheel off cause it not to crank.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? All Mercurys are cataloged by serial number, can I get that number so I can see exactly which engine you have? Next, are you trying to set crank to cam timing, or ignition timing?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
It looks like you read my reply. Did you have your serial number handy or did you need to go and get it?

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