This was exciting, huge fireball out of the carburetor, took all the hair off my hand. In this video, we show how we set up our newly rebuilt 3.0 Mercruiser in our Bayliner Bowrider Boat for initial startup. If you want to know how we installed the distributor at top dead center and primped the oil, see the video before this.
Prime Engine Oil and Stab Distributor: https://youtu.be/yGtI9Js66kA
This has been a long time coming and if you follow this and the 40 videos for this boat restore thank you. If this is your first time watching, go back and check out the full restore and we do a stringer up restore. We have almost replaced every piece of this boat minus the hull and it has been a daunting task.
Engine Cylinder Compression Tester: https://amzn.to/2LxbDxw
Engine Oil Pressure and Transmission Fluid Diagnostic Tester: https://amzn.to/34MONtk
Cup Holders “Beer Holders” https://amzn.to/30c1L4w
- 01:38 Putting fuel is a Bayliner Bowrider 175
- 03:00 Setting initial timing to start a newly rebuilt engine.
- 03:28 Adjusting idle on Mercruiser 3.0 carburetor.
- 03:38 Priming the fuel line before starting the engine
- 04:00 Trying to start the boat and adjusting distributor
- 04:26 Fireball from carburetor because of the timing too advanced
- 04:42 Engine started for the first time after being rebuilt
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