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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? What are you working on?
HI David, okay got that. Are you running the outboard on a garden hose or is the outboard in the water?
Okay can you put the boat in the water now and see if starts to pump water?
To be honest I don't like doing the "what next" thing, I could type for 20 minutes on all the things that need to be checked. When do you think you can put the boat in the water?
Yes of course you can reply back at any time, and if it does end up water please come back and let me know. The reason this needs to be done is not every outboard will pump water properly when trying to run on those flushing muffs, but they will pump water properly with the boat in the water. So there may or may not actually be anything wrong. Let me know what happens once you put the boat in the water and we will take it from there.
Okay sounds good. If it does not pump water then obviously pull the boat back out and then I will start typing all of the things that need to be checked.