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Re: Volvo Penta MD7A started but shut off

If you need to crank the engine for more than a few seconds to start it, be sure to shut off your raw water intake until the engine is actually running. While cranking you can flood the exhaust system to the point that when you stop water can run back into an open exhaust valve.. never good news.


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