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Old 24 May 2008, 19:47   #11
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Item no.260242439113.Sorry i dont know how to put a direct link maybe someone else can.A breif history.I won this item and on the basis that the engine was run 12 months ago with no problems and was turned over only say aweek ago with no problems.Drove 260 miles round trip.When i got there said i wanted to check the engine did what he said.i.e.Lift on trim and tilt turn over and produce a spark.I put a good battery on it turned the key it struggled to turn over.so i took out all three spark plugs did a compression test top cylinder knocked badly had 60lb compression middle had no compression at all bottom had about 30lb.I told them this is not the result of a engine having been stood and one that turned over fine last week the advert was misleading so i didnt want it.He agreed and ebay has accepted a non payment agreement.All good.BUT now a few days later the same advert and item and they are fully aware of its problems and want to stuff someone else.Should i report them if so how
Leave the guy a negative saying the motor's FUBAR then...he can't leave you a -ve now...
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Old 25 May 2008, 05:15   #12
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Just to see what he said I emailed him asking if the engine had been compression tested, and he said ....

"Hi Andy, a chap came to look about a week ago, he used a tester, results were top fine, middle and bottom were a little low, but still have compression. bearing in mind the engine has stood for 12 months, this could be for a number of reasons, no oil in pot, ring sticking, last time we used it it pulled well and I skied from it."
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Old 25 May 2008, 11:52   #13
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just regards the compression test for an old 2 stroke engine which has not run for quite a while i dont think that it would show up the true condition unless it had been run for at least 15 or 20 mins or at least until it was fully warmed up to working temp
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Old 25 May 2008, 14:20   #14
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just regards the compression test for an old 2 stroke engine which has not run for quite a while i dont think that it would show up the true condition unless it had been run for at least 15 or 20 mins or at least until it was fully warmed up to working temp

Yeah but the compresion readings PeterR gave indicate a dead motor anyway. Way too low for it to ever make full power.
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Old 26 May 2008, 05:22   #15
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Yeah, good call. Something 30 years old is far preferable!
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Old 26 May 2008, 08:59   #16
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I guess the seller was posting a genuine ad in the first instance (which was backed up by the replied email to Andy B), but in light of the tests carried out by Peter and witnessed by the seller, he should have amended the Ad which is now misleading and incorrect. Report it to ebay to protect future buyers.

However if a possible buyer is silly enough to buy the Rig and expect it to work out the box by reading the description in the Ad, then they probably deserve everything they get.
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Old 26 May 2008, 16:49   #17
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Just to see what he said I emailed him asking if the engine had been compression tested, and he said ....

"Hi Andy, a chap came to look about a week ago, he used a tester, results were top fine, middle and bottom were a little low, but still have compression. bearing in mind the engine has stood for 12 months, this could be for a number of reasons, no oil in pot, ring sticking, last time we used it it pulled well and I skied from it."
Good idea to email him .i had spayed a mix of iol and fuel in cylinders to help give a seal but there was no reading at all in middle cylinder and a bad knocking from the top
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