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Re: Mercury 4hp four stroke first use report oil overheat.
Your brand new motor failed the first time you used it? It's a little 4 hp thing that can be lifted and moved? Simple - take it back to the dealer and make them replace it.
First, be sure it wasn't operator error. Some 4 strokes ship with little or no oil present to avoid leakage. Check the level to be sure that it's correct. Also, as someone else mentioned, if you lay the motor on its wrong side, oil can leak out into the carburetor, air filter (if it has one), or inside the cowling. Make sure that didn't happen, because that could cause your oil level to be low.
Second piece of advice: Don't buy chuckles motor. lol
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