What Should You Do before Starting an Inboard Gasoline Engine?

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Since the inboard gasoline engine may blow up if started incorrectly, the best thing to do is to let the engine run first. Usually, the recommended time is about 4 minutes. This will allow the gas fumes to go out and not cause any problem later on.
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