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Old 09 January 2008, 17:16   #31
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Thought I'd post a link to a british supplier of spark plugs at good prices:


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Old 12 January 2008, 12:43   #32
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Originally Posted by PeterR View Post
I havent read the proceedure for the replacement of the plugs but i have noticed on both the new 90 and 150 i have bought around the rim of the washer has always been a red translucent Paste/sealer only manufacturer instruction would clarify what that was .Worth checking out though
I think this may be the Anti Tamper seal so the dealer can see if you have had the plugs out.


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Old 12 January 2008, 13:01   #33
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More like an assembly grease they use on the threads .

The dealer also noticed that my motor hadn't been sprayed with an anti corosion protection so he did that for me . Its like thin waxoyl , maybe acf50 or similar . He said lost of dealers don't do it but they are supposed to when they pdi the motor. Glad it had only 25 hrs on fresh water when i got it .
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Old 19 January 2008, 02:58   #34
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Originally Posted by ekim View Post

Having problems starting the above engine. Starter motor is working but engine refuses to start. Checked fuel lines, battery etc and all is OK.

Two days ago I started engine and left it at idle for approx 20 mins and then turned if off. Could it be fouled plugs?

Any comments much appreciated.

Has the problem been solved and what was it

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