Engine Start Up Procedure

Before starting your engine it is important to carry out a series of check:

  • Check your fuel system for leaks;
  • Check fuel shut off switch/valves;
  • Check the flame arrester is clean, secure and undistorted;
  • Check your battery is fully charged, connectors are tight and water level is correct;
  • Check engine oil level is correct;
  • Check engine oil color and smell;
  • Sniff the air to check for fuel vapors and fumes (for gasoline engine); and
  • Run the engine compartment blower for at least four (4) minutes immediately before starting up the engine (for inboard gasoline engine only).