Re: New Tohatsu 4-stroke hard to start
Could be almost anything. Probably your starting technique. All 4-strokes start better with a little throttle, especially when warm. Did your dealer do a PDI on the motor? What do the plugs look like? Sounds like you are too rich, and adding air helps to get around that. Are you choking when the conditions don't need it? Did it reatart OK after warming up? When it ran, what was the idle speed, and how did it operate?
Break-in is 10 HOURS, not minutes. And not at idle.
Certified TLDI Technician
Buffalo NY USA