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dave6330 05-19-2008 05:19 PM

Key vs. Fuel Shutoff
I hate to expose my lack of memory (and I tried to search the old threads) but I have a question that I know has been addressed before. When I shut down my Yanmar engine, am I supposed to turn the key off THEN pull the fuel cuttoff handle or visa versa? Both ways work but I remember reading not too long back that one way was wrong....

JohnRPollard 05-19-2008 05:27 PM


Engine first, then key.

Boasun 05-19-2008 05:43 PM

And keep your operating manual on board the boat.

dave6330 05-19-2008 05:55 PM

It is, but it's in Sweedish!

Pull the handle THEN turn off the key - got it!


teshannon 05-19-2008 06:54 PM

If you turn the key off first you risk screwing up the electrical system.

chucklesR 05-19-2008 07:07 PM

Fuel shut off, key shut off, reverse the fuel shut off, i.e. fuel on for next week.

Prevents future 'why won't this damn thing start' moments next week.
Trust me, been there. Remembered about 10 cranks, 10 minutes of staring at the engine, forty strands of hair and 10 seconds before the Admiral dialed Towboat U.S.

sailingdog 05-19-2008 07:12 PM

You need a swedish boat bunny to read the manual to you...

Originally Posted by dave6330 (Post 316755)
It is, but it's in Sweedish!

Pull the handle THEN turn off the key - got it!



That explains the glare... ;)

chucklesR 05-19-2008 07:14 PM

wasn't me pulling hair.

Valiente 05-19-2008 07:52 PM

Some of us just have the key, plus a rag to stick in the airbox!

dave6330 05-19-2008 08:24 PM

A rag to stick in the airbox?!?!?

I never know when I'm having my leg pulled.

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