May I start the engine out of water?

 

Never start your engine out of water unless you are using an external lower-unit flushing adapter, commonly known as "ear muffs" designed for your type of outboard motor (not the integral Freshwater Flush Adapter found on some engines) to provide cooling water from a garden hose. Otherwise, you could damage or seize the engine. Operate at no more than an advanced idle with good water pressure. Never put the engine in gear. Never leave a running engine unattended.

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As an essential provider of quality outboard motors, service, parts, and related safety equipment, we know that you count on Suzuki to be there for you, every day. We want to assure you, our customers, that you remain our top priority, always. During this critical time, Suzuki will continue its operations in order to meet your essential transportation needs.

Contact your local Suzuki marine dealer for questions concerning service, parts, accessories, or the need for a new Suzuki outboard motor. Please note, Suzuki marine dealers are independently owned and operated businesses, and may be subject to local directives. Contact information for Suzuki marine dealers in the continental United States and Alaska is available on this website.

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