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Old July 5th 04, 09:35 PM
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What are the proper ways to start a 70's merc? This would include the use
of the electric choke, the manual choke perhaps, and the cold start lever???
(small lever at the control unit)



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Old July 6th 04, 06:05 AM
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What are the proper ways to start a 70's merc? This would include the use
of the electric choke, the manual choke perhaps, and the cold start lever???
(small lever at the control unit)


I have a 1968 1250 Merc I6.... It starts easily like this:

- pump the fuel line bulb until its hard and then 2-3 more squeezes
....
- activate manual choke (puch button solenoid)
- throttle on idle.
- start

My motor starts instantly when its cold .. when its warm the same
procedure works but with more throttle ..

Matt
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Old July 7th 04, 03:09 PM
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so do you move the throttle level all the way forward?

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What are the proper ways to start a 70's merc? This would include the

use
of the electric choke, the manual choke perhaps, and the cold start

lever???
(small lever at the control unit)


I have a 1968 1250 Merc I6.... It starts easily like this:

- pump the fuel line bulb until its hard and then 2-3 more squeezes
...
- activate manual choke (puch button solenoid)
- throttle on idle.
- start

My motor starts instantly when its cold .. when its warm the same
procedure works but with more throttle ..

Matt



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Old July 7th 04, 10:50 PM
Chris
 
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lever I meant

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so do you move the throttle level all the way forward?

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What are the proper ways to start a 70's merc? This would include the

use
of the electric choke, the manual choke perhaps, and the cold start

lever???
(small lever at the control unit)


I have a 1968 1250 Merc I6.... It starts easily like this:

- pump the fuel line bulb until its hard and then 2-3 more squeezes
...
- activate manual choke (puch button solenoid)
- throttle on idle.
- start

My motor starts instantly when its cold .. when its warm the same
procedure works but with more throttle ..

Matt





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Old July 8th 04, 04:19 PM
Matt Lang
 
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No. When the motor is cold I start it on idle or just a little above
and it starts fine.


When the motor is warm sometimes it needs more throttle.. I would
guess around 50% throttle ....

It is important to have pumped the pumpball thing in the fuel line
until its hard and then maybe 3 more pumps


Matt


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so do you move the throttle level all the way forward?

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"Chris" wrote in message

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What are the proper ways to start a 70's merc? This would include the

use
of the electric choke, the manual choke perhaps, and the cold start

lever???
(small lever at the control unit)


I have a 1968 1250 Merc I6.... It starts easily like this:

- pump the fuel line bulb until its hard and then 2-3 more squeezes
...
- activate manual choke (puch button solenoid)
- throttle on idle.
- start

My motor starts instantly when its cold .. when its warm the same
procedure works but with more throttle ..

Matt



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