View Full Version : 89 Prostar warm starting

07-16-2013, 11:24 AM
Boat fires up fine cold, then I run it for a while, shut it off, float a bit, then takes a few tries to start. I don't give it any gas, throttle in neutral. What do you do?

07-16-2013, 11:45 AM
First you should confirm that you choke is set properly and not coming on when engine is warm. Next I would look down the carb next time you shut it down when it is sufficiently warmed up to see if you have a carb that is dribbling fuel. Also be sure to have done a tune-up recently including distributor cap & rotor (if needed) and freshly adjusted points (dwell not just point gap) if it doesn't have EI yet.

Warm start can be a little difficult. I typically give it a little gas and leave the throttle open a bit. When it fires I give it a little more gas and I am good to go.

Since I installed the Ignitor II & Flamethrower II I just turn the key when it's warm and I am running.