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I just purchased a 18' four wins ski boat with a 4.3 Volvo inboard motor is there a trick to starting it cold , has not been cranked in awhile , motor has less than 10 hours on it
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Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 11 months ago
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Sorry for the delay. If the boat has old gas in it you are going to need to drain/pump it out. It may start on old fuel but if it's more than 6 months old it will have lost enough octane to ruin the engine. If it starts and runs and you get fresh fuel in it then you may be fine.

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