Originally Posted by ukprometheus
I used to have an old blue band mercury years ago and I spent a fortune try to get that pain in the arse to run right and it left a sour taste in my mouth with outboards.
I watch somebody paddling a boat in, with one of those.
they said it was working fine, then suddenly stopped...been out 2 days and switch to second tank of fuel they just filled....
I asked them, all the normal questions- I then said have you checked the two stroke oil - they said it was a 4 stroke and pointed out the 4 Cylinder sticker....I was puzzled it looked an old engine to be s 4 Stroke! I asked them to remove the engine cover so we could check to see if there was a sump and dip stick....on doing that I confirm it was a 2 stroke and they ceased engine!