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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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Engine tries to start but won't turn over, I turn the key

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Engine tries to start but won't turn over
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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?

What are we working on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's a sea rayder
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Frank,

What is the year, make, and then either model or serial number on the engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A friend let me borrow the boat not sure of the year it's a sea ray sea rayder serial number 130sr0435 it turns over butwon't start my friend had it started I don't know if I'm doing something wrong
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

I would need to know exactly which engine you have to be of any help. The number you gave me doesn't mean anything. If you don't know what this is, can you take a picture of it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here are some pictures let me know if you need more
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

It's a Mercury Sportjet. Got it.

What is the story on the engine, when was the last time it started up?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My friend just had started the other day don't know anything else about the motor it's a friends boat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's out of the water do I need to add water to start the motor
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if so where do I put the water hose at
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Is the emergency stop switch clip in place?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When you turn the key the gas gauge says quarter tank but when you try to start it it goes below E is that normal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Put gas in it still won't start

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