C. Warm Engine Starting (Carbureted Engines)
Failure to move the throttle handle to the idle
position immediately when engine starts will al-
low engine to “over-rev” and engine damage
could result. “Over-revving” engine after off-
season storage could also damage the water
pump impeller. When starting engine for the
first time after off-season storage, always
idle engine for one minute to allow the wa-
ter pump to prime.
Move control handle to the neutral detent position.
Turn key switch to START position and hold until
engine starts, but DO NOT hold in start position for
more than ten seconds. If engine does not start, let
go momentarily, then try again.
As soon as engine starts, release key to the ON or
As soon as engine starts:
NEVER turn key to START position when en-
gine is running.
Release key to the ON or RUN position.
D. Cold / Warm Engine Start (EFI) - Stern Drives
Priming is not necessary for EFI engines. Re-
fer to the engine owner’s manual for additional
Move the control handle to NEUTRAL detent
E. Cold Engine Start (EFI Engines) - Inboards
Turn the key switch to start and hold until engine
starts, for no longer than 10 seconds. If engine
does not start, let go momentarily, then try again.
Move the twin lever shifter to the neutral detent
position. Place the twin lever throttle levers in the
idle position. See Figure A1. When in the neutral
detent, the detent buttons will click into place. To
move the levers to the desired positions after start-
ing you simply push or pull the shifter and throttle
levers. The buttons are color coded. Black but-
tons represent the shifter and red buttons repre-
sent the throttles.
2b. For diesel engines, you must first turn the ignition
key to the ON position and wait 30 seconds, allow-
ing preheaters to activate. After 30 seconds, turn
key switch to START position and hold until engine
starts. DO NOT hold in START position for more
than ten seconds.
Twin Lever -
Twin Lever -
As soon as engine starts, release key to ON or
(w/ Black Buttons)
(w/ Red Buttons)
If engine floods:
Disengage shift. Move handle to full throttle posi-
Turn key switch to the START position.
Immediately move the throttle levers to the idle posi-
tion when the engine starts.
Figure A1: Inboard Helm Station
2a. For gasoline engines, turn key switch to START
position and hold until engine starts. DO NOT hold
in START position for more than ten seconds.
Vista™ Owner’s Manual
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