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Old 09 May 2011, 16:06   #21
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Excellent. Glad it worked out. Fortune favours the brave. Enjoy!!

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Old 10 May 2011, 08:13   #22
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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.
Well i can beat that, engine bought brand new 1972, never used, i get it 3 months ago, second pull and works like new, now on my SR4, also have vids on you tube of starting it for first ever time.
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Its a honda and it was built this millenium, that makes it brand new.....

I would expect it to run perfect..... and it does.....
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Its a honda and it was built this millenium, that makes it brand new.....

I would expect it to run perfect..... and it does.....

Yup, very true, but still always a worry when buying second hand with no idea on history, but all has ended well and the engine is perrrrrrrfect.
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