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Re: Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?
With all the 4 strokes, it is essential to observe certain practices :
Run the carb dry when you are finished for the day.
Put Stabil or similar in the gas.
Use only fresh gas. When the gas is more than a month or two old, put it in the car and buy some fresh stuff.
These practices will make the difference between a reliable ob, and a nightmare. Really.
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