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MC43 Engine difficult to start, floods easily, have to remove spark plug and 'blow" the excess fuel out of the cylinder (as directed by manufacturer's technical support on the telephone). This is when you try to start it by the owner's manual. Don't dare press the primer bulb if it is already full of fuel, even when it is cold. Try to choke start it first then recheck the bulb if it doesn't start. Is this normal for the Viper MC43 engine?

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