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Jason, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.
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2008 3.0l mercruiser with TKS will not start without pumping

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2008 3.0l mercruiser with TKS will not start without pumping throttle or at least at fast idle position ?
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Customer: motor started easy TKS for years , now it takes more throttle seems flooded at times and needs pumping at other start attempts ?
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Customer: tune-up items new , motor was overheated last year has new water pump now.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Good morning my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

The correct way to start the engine would be to put the handle into neutral, give it 2 full pumps, bring the handle back to about the 1/3rd open position, and turn the key to start. Are you near the boat to try starting it that way?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

It looks like you had a chance to read my reply. Are you near the boat to give this a shot?