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spring engine start up.

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gilby

I have a four stroke motor that was winterized last fall before storage. My question is, can I just hook up the gas line and start it up or is there a few things I should do before I start it, besides putting the muffs on. Second question is, what do the rest of you burn for fuel, unleaded or do you burn the premium.

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kslipsinker

I have a four stroke that I winterized myself last fall. I started it in the driveway with muffs, and it has run perfect. For gas, I run un-oxygenated premium. The ethynol in Minnesota pump gas breaks down after 30 days, causing fuel systems to gum up. The gas I use doesn't have that in it, therefore isn't a problem. I have never had a fuel problem in any of my boats.

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kpj5br

kslip said it just as I would.

Just fire it right up, there's nothing special you need to do, and as far as fuel, run non-ox regular unleaded, I learned that lesson the hard way, trust me.

It can be a little difficult to find stations that carry non-ox, but they're around, and you'll pay 3-5 cents more per gallon, but it will save you in the long run.

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Surface Tension

If it was winterized then the lower unit should have been drained and refilled, oil and filter changed and engine fogged. Start it up (hook up the muffs)and burn off the fogging agent. Replace the spark plugs and your set.

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