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Offline NanookofN-MN

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Mako Prime ?
« on: Jan 09, 2013, 08:19 AM »
So I just got a brand new Eskimo Mako from my wife, for my birthday.  I started it up last night to run it through the "break in" procedure.  Accord to what I found on here, this involved starting it 4 different times.  I had a fare amount of difficulty starting the auger last night.  I am wondering if I did not press the prime ball enough.  I am always worried about flooding small engines so I limit the amount of times I press the prime ball.  Last night I was pressing it twice to start and then once more if it would not start after 5-6 pulls.  It was warmer last night low 30s and the power head had been in the house before I started with the process.  I would say on average it took 8-10 pulls to get her to pop off.

Any advice would be appreciated
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Offline hunter991

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Re: Mako Prime ?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2013, 12:04 PM »
same thing here on my new mako. It seems finicky on how many times you need to prime. i flooded mine.. i found that as soon as the bulb is filled with gas, stop and pull the cord.


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