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Do not turn the key switch to the start position while the engine is running. Damage
to the starter and flywheel will result.
Priming is not required when the engine is warm. Do not advance the throttle for starting
unless needed to clear a flooded engine.
Turn the key (3) clockwise to the start position and push the key in to prime.
Crank the engine no longer than 10 seconds or until the engine starts.
If the engine did not start, release the key momentarily, then try again.
If the engine does not start, refer to troubleshooting procedures. (WP 0105 00)
After the engine starts, perform the following:
If the engine runs rough, primer may be pushed in several times to make engine run smoothly.
If a steady stream of water is not visible from the water pump indicator, stop the
engine immediately. Damage to engine may result.
Check the water pump indicator.
After starting, change the RPM of the engine often.
During the first five minutes of operation, run the engine in gear at slow idle to fast idle only.
During the first half of the break-in period, run the engine in gear at various speeds no faster than 1/2 throttle.
During the second half of the break-in period, run the engine in gear at various speeds including 30 second bursts
at full throttle.
10. After the first 20 hrs of operation, return the engine to an OMC dealer for inspection and adjustment.