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Want to start it out of the water, but ''ear-muffs'' do not get water out of the ''tell tail'' when hase is running into ear muffs/water intake. does motor need to be running to get water from intake to ''tell tail''? Is cooling system clogged?

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Yes the motor must be running for tell tail to work.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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