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Old 26 February 2014, 10:26   #301
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My plan is to try and start it then take it from there - if it starts I will top up the tank and if not then bin it all ...

It's been left since 10th Nov in an internal tank with breather open - but the boat is in a barn so hasn't been in the rain.

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It ill run regardless of age but its under load it shows issues chuck soe boost in it and in it as is on he lake. Then top it after wards

Should be fine
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I have always left fuel in my internal tank over the winter for years top it up full with new gogo juice and you'll be fine
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4 mths should be ok to be honest,,
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Cheers guys. Seem to be turning into a right worrier at the moment.

Never had these worries before. Last season it was left full and just went out!

Think I will top it up with V power at the nearest station then tow it to the slip to mix it all up good and proper.
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Think I will top it up with V power at the nearest station then tow it to the slip to mix it all up good and proper.
Got some C12 in the garage great for air cooled or high comp motors
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15 yrs of using fuel in 2 strokes, from carbed to Optis that has not been used for more than 6 months each winter and we've never had a problem.
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15 yrs of using fuel in 2 strokes, from carbed to Optis that has not been used for more than 6 months each winter and we've never had a problem.

Yep to follow on from my previous post I agree with paul
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15 yrs of using fuel in 2 strokes, from carbed to Optis that has not been used for more than 6 months each winter and we've never had a problem.
Not that we have ever tried starting the engine mind. But never had a problem with it sat "on station" with old fuel in!
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When you finally move it let me know how it goes...
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My worry is that it's been left with an unknown quantity of fuel in the internal tank and don't know what state it's going to be in.

I think it's going to be to much to bin....
Why should'nt it be ok? Just top it up with fresh good stuff.
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