1. After fuel filter
change, we had to vent the lines.
2. In panic, (I failed to notice that the stop cable was not pushed back), I had to push it back.
3. I thought there are compression
problems, there was an old and dying battery
4. One time it started and then died, the mechanic
(???) we hired in NZ sold us a filter whose glass bowl cracked and all fuel
ended up in the bilges.
That's over 8 years. All in all, despite being 30 y.o. it has never refused to start (knock, knock, touch unpainted wood).
I LOVE AND WORSHIP our VP, MD7 (1980 built). I would buy a new one if they were still available.