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post #2 of Old 05-21-2007
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Two things from my experiences with a 3GM30F:

1) I was told by a Yanmar mechanic the correct way to start the engine is at full throttle and then quickly rachet back once it fires off.

2) I have never had any luck with the manual pump lift. Some people have said to manually turn the crankshaft a bit and it should engage. Never had it work for me. The only way I can bleed is to be in the engine compartment with my screwdriver ready to close the bleeding screw and have someone fire up the engine. I tuck a little paper towel around things and it really doesn't get too messy.

Don't know anything else about the other items you asked about.

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