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Old 18 December 2011, 12:45   #1
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Getting engine going again.

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Honda BF5A (1989 I think). Not sure of the last time it was run but I will be 5+ years.

It looks mechanically sound but needs a paint job. Would like to get it going again - where do I start?

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Old 18 December 2011, 14:57   #2
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The engine its self looks pretty clean have you actually tried connecting up to a fuel line and starting it.
I would start by changing the gearbox oil change the plug add fuel and see if it starts, while the plug is out support it on the engine block and pull it over checking for a spark.
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Haven't tried doing anything to it yet. Do you reckon I should just try and start it?

Might there be a chance the spark plugs will still be ok if the engine has been looked after?

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Haven't tried doing anything to it yet. Do you reckon I should just try and start it?

Might there be a chance the spark plugs will still be ok if the engine has been looked after?

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chuck some fuel at it and see if it starts and make sure its passing water if it starts. if not stop it
Even if it is pumping water i would still change the impeller as a matter of course
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NOS gave me a bit of decent advice about a similar (ish) engine.

Check the lube oil level. Drain the carb/s, replace the plug/s, fresh fuel and give her a pull. If she fires, pumps water, changes gear etc., then shut down and do the full service...
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NOS gave me a bit of decent advice about a similar (ish) engine.

Check the lube oil level. Drain the carb/s, replace the plug/s, fresh fuel and give her a pull. If she fires, pumps water, changes gear etc., then shut down and do the full service...
if its been sat for 5 years i cant see there being much fuel in the carb dude, an oil change is a must but as willk said see if it starts and goes in and out of gear ok
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Yeah, fair dos, mine had an internal tank
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So long as the carbs haven't gummed up and it's been kept in the dry, there's every chance it will fire straight up with fresh fuel.
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Well if it starts I need to work out how to fit an emergency stop switch for a kill cord.
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once it starts let it run for a minute then pull the fuel hose off, the carb will empty and the engine will stop.
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