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Old 08-19-2021, 09:08 AM   #6
Jc180
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More thoughts on start attempt. Would bypass old fuel that has been sitting in tanks for 10 years. Get a small electric fuel pump and feed engine from clean fuel. A standard 5 gallon diesel fuel can would suffice. The electric fuel pump will make bleeding fuel system much easier. Fuel return would still go to boat tanks. You could do something similar with cooling water if wanted to start on the hard. A 5 gallon bucket with a mushroom type fitting with hose barb can be fitted to bucket (like you would do to winterize engine). With regard to initial start, may be rough initially during bleeding process. Shut engine down and see how restarts.
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