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Re: Got my hands on the new propane outboard today...

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Great! Hopefully it is actually a good product. I was pretty excited about it for a while, and would like to be again.

When you guys say you're on your "third bottle of propane" do you mean BBQ size, green bottle (1LB) or other size?

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MedSailor, read my review below. I am using the 1lb bottles. My engine is performing very well, however, it is not my first one. If you decide to buy one, make sure the serial number ends on 13, the previous one had some issues, but Lehr has an excellent customer service and exchange it for me.
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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.
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