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Old 08 November 2004, 18:22   #21
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Try some easystart down the carbs, i found it gets most thing going
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Old 09 November 2004, 10:10   #22
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Bang.
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Old 09 November 2004, 10:36   #23
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look what i bought today!



The title makes me feel reluctant.. The manufacturers must be VERY optimistic about their product... perhaps im going to have to prove them wrong!

weather has made another turn for the worse.. and im not going to stick my barrel of water inside the shed since its a 80L barrel, and there is no way to remove it from the outboard but by tipping it over!

I'll give it another go today if the weather clears up!

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It's mainly ether and your engine will become addicted to it.


It sounds daft, but it will!
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Old 09 November 2004, 15:39   #25
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I have to agree with my celtic cuzzin. It's not a good long term plan

but it's ok for a once off.

By the way do you know there is a brand of easy start sold in Australia called ' star t yer bastard'
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It's mainly ether and your engine will become addicted to it.


It sounds daft, but it will!
JW - I've heard that before... any idea of the reason for it?

I used to use easy start on a diesel engined boat and it worked a treat. It was an old engine in poor condition (needed oil priming as well) and on anything less than a hot summer's day the easy start was mandatory. Mr-d be very, very sparing with it - you don't need much (just a v. quick squirt) otherwise the engine will start and rev to the max until it's burnt of the gas.

A mate once once nearly set fire to a transit van by spraying it under the bonnet for about five seconds
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I suspect it's got something to do with exploding easier
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Gave it a try, seemed more promissing... it gave a backfire through exhaust instantly, and one 3 pulls later.. then nothing
so did it again (disconnected lower cylinder) and it fired about 3x and stopped... then it started to piss down with rain so i ran back inside to shelter.

the thing is becoming smoother and smoother so hopefully one of these times its going to fire and keep on going!!! however, my arm hurts now
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.. then it started to piss down with rain so i ran back inside to shelter.
You'll have to get used to that wet stuff if you are going to be a ribber

Goodluck by the way
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JW - I've heard that before... any idea of the reason for it?
Yup, it is not only very inflamable but has zero lubricating properties so removes any oil you have in the cylinders and bearings. Result seals, bearings and bores wear out and you loose the compression needed to start normally so it needs a squirt every time hence becoming hooked.

However given a choice I will use it rather than pissing about trying to pull start an engine and good stuff to have at sea just incase.

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