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Re: Got my hands on the new propane outboard today...
Brisak, I'm a Lehr dealer and the first few I sold all came back. They were all from the first container to enter the US. Lehr replaced them all and we've had no problems since.
I think some of the problems that people report are due to the dealer not running and adjusting the engine before turning it over to the customer.
When I sell one I always bleed the air out of the fuel lines, start the engine, adjust the idle (they all seem to idle fast right out of the box) and test the gears. I run it about twenty minutes at various speeds.
I always show my customer how to bleed the air out of the system. It makes starting an engine that has not been run in a few weeks much easier. This is especially true if you are using a long hose to a remote tank.
I own a 2.5 that I use on an inflatable. If it doesn't start by the third pull, I bleed it. Usually it starts on one or two pulls after that.