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    Posted: 12/22/2018 at 9:36pm

Problem is actually more toward the end of the post.

After finally going through my new engines manual with a fine tooth comb, I find that winterizing the engine is pretty simple and the instructions do not have me doing any of the things I have seen on YouTube or even read about in many forums.

The manual for a 2019 Suzuki DF 150 says to basically fill up the gas tank, make sure you have an appropriate amount of gas preservative added, start the motor and let it run for about 5 minutes or so with ears mounted or engine in a water tank, of course, to distribute the preservative, then turn off motor.  Then you are to tilt the motor up and down a couple of times ending in a full upright position so all the water can run out. 

There is no fogging….no pulling plugs and shooting oil into the plug hole….none of that kind of stuff.

Ok, so I got me a heavy-duty pair of ears.  Hooked them up to the hose and ran water through them to make sure all is good.  It was.

I then mounted the ears appropriately onto the water intake of the motor and turned the hose up full blast.

Got into the boat and started the motor up.  Walked back to the motor ( 22ft pontoon boat) and checked the pee hole.  NOTHING.

Ran back up to the console and shut down the motor.  Got off the boat and rechecked the position of the ears again.  All good.

Climbed back up into the pontoon boat, started the motor, quickly went back to check the pee hole…..NOTHING again.

Ran back up and cut off motor.   ( At this point there was a whole lot of cursing and with 35 military time….I can curse! )

Got off the boat and for some reason the idea came to me to hook the hose up to the flush connection on the motor and run water through it.  Kind of like “priming the pump”.  Then I reset the ears.

Climbed back up into the pontoon boat, started the motor and in a couple seconds water was shooting out of the pee hole and continued to do so for the 5 or 7 minutes I ran it.

THE QUESTION IS……

When time rolls around that it is warm again and I take the boat out to break in the motor should I somehow pour water into the flush connection and “prime” it prior to launching?  Did this happen because it has set for about 2 plus weeks and not run?  (My Tohatsu doesn’t do this. )

Anyone else ever have this happen????

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Mine takes 15 - 20 seconds every spring to start shooting out the pee hole. Scares the crud out of me every year,  but it eventualy comes out.
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Originally posted by ColdBrew ColdBrew wrote:

Mine takes 15 - 20 seconds every spring to start shooting out the pee hole. Scares the crud out of me every year,  but it eventualy comes out.
Yea, know the feeling.  Brand new engine.
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