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Old 03 May 2011, 15:27   #11
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Thanks Peter,

Making myslef a list now so i remember to check everything. Dont care if a look like an idiot reading from a crib sheet, but better that than buying an expensive anchor.
I agree. Don't forget to do a quick check on stolenboats.org for similar motors and make another list to check it's not been "hiding" all these years, unless of course your buying from a friend or respected dealer (even they get caught out every now an then though).

Hope it works out. I k ow of a Honda 130hp down my way which has sat idle for the last 5 years. Shame when it happens but no reason why it won't fire into life

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Old 03 May 2011, 15:32   #12
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I agree. Don't forget to do a quick check on stolenboats.org for similar motors and make another list to check it's not been "hiding" all these years, unless of course your buying from a friend or respected dealer (even they get caught out every now an then though).

Hope it works out. I k ow of a Honda 130hp down my way which has sat idle for the last 5 years. Shame when it happens but no reason why it won't fire into life

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Super, the good thing is he is the original buyer for the boat and engine and has all the manuals and receipts, so that helps just a little for peace of mind. But i will do the checks now too.

I'm hoping it will all be ok too, he had it running last week and states all was fine, so fingers crossed especially as its at least a ten hour round trip.
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Wow that's a long way to go. Where u starting and ending up ?

If you can see it run all the better. You will hear if it's right or not.

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What's it up for ?

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Yea, its sure is, but hopefully it will all be worth it, we hardly ever get much for sale round our way, (Herne Bay, kent) so i've got to travel really, although this is further than i thought i'd have to go.

Well its coming on the back of a very clean boat, and trailer so all in all its just over 6k for it all.
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I've just flashed up an engine that's been stood for a while.

Given to me 2 years ago.
2 years in my damp garage. Couple of years in a shed with previous Owner before that. I know the previous Owner and know that it would have been properly serviced whilst he was using it.

Still 4 years untouched.

4hp 2 cylinder Johnson from the 1980s, or maybe 1990s

New fuel in.

Mount on workmate and dunk in bucket of water.

Pulled the cord. Jammed it.
Sorted that.

Pulled it over a few times.
Nothing.

Checked spark.
Good spark - first surprise of the day. Was expecting electrics to be grumpy.

No smell of fuel - suspect it wasn't getting through.

Squirted some fuel into the throat of the carb.
Pulled the cord again and it ran for a coupe of seconds. Things are getting better!

Took carb off and removed bowl. Fuel in bowl. Removed jet in bowl - found it blocked. Poked a bit of fine wire through and then reassembled.

Pulled cord - fired first pull and ran fine with a steady idle.
RESULT :-)

Water flow a bit weak but impeller change next weekends job.

So, an engine that has stood needn't be bad.
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Whole different story. Old 2 stroke will thrive on such treatment

These modern 4 strokes have a much more royal attitude to life.

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So, an engine that has stood needn't be bad.
Cheers Searider.

Well, he states he had it running a couple of weeks ago prior to advertising it and it started without any issues and was pumping water fine, so fingers crossed it will be ok.

I'm still going to see it running, do the compression tests and check everything that Peter from boatsandoutboards4sale has told me about.

I'm also going to have it serviced, new impellor and all the carbs etc cleaned out ready for the open water, well that is as long as the checks i do are ok
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Wise decision

Hope it works out for you

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Well, got it and its as new. Had a full service today and the honda delaership said it hadnt done anywork at all and was as new, so all in all, very very pleased. Had it out today for 4 hours and it ran like a dream.

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