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Old 05-14-2019, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Lee1935 View Post
This is my first post after recently acquiring a Yanmar YM-240. Start-up seems difficult despite what appears to be sufficient fuel. Black smoke while cranking. I use the compression release and the weather is quite warm. I followed prescribed startup procedures from manual, full throttle then back off to approx 1500 rpm.

Have you ever ignored the book and tried start at maybe 1/3 throttle
I have actually. That was my initial procedure before seeing the book. I tend to back it off because without ignition it passes too much unburned fuel out the exhaust.
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