Re: Mercury outboard fuel line connector - UGH HELP
Well, I took it out today which was about 70 F. Pumped bulb, no choke, throttle on "restart" and it started, second pull. Wooo.
When I disconnected the o-ring was still intact... but I've been a lot more careful aligning it and not forcing it when I connect. It did look as though it was a bit deformed though... Still looking for a different manufacturer, the westmarine connectors seem flimsy. Will try leaving it connected and not running carb dry unless it will be a long time til I go out again.
ANOTHER QUESTION: My owners manual recommends flushing the water cooling circuit after use in salt or "dirty" water (lest it get plugged up I assume). What do folks on multi-day saltwater cruises do? Flush it every night? The manual says you need some special kind of tubing.... but what about a turkey baster or something lo tech like that?