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Old 10 April 2010, 17:43   #31
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Good you said that! I was thinking cold start spray was an option to kick it over and try and pull fresh fuel through.
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Old 11 April 2010, 06:10   #32
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DON'T use easystart EVER on a 2 stroke.

The plugs are wet and it's got sparks. You should only need to get fresh fuel through the system. If the plugs are wet with fuel the choke is probably working.It sounds flooded with stale fuel.
i'm with you on this one, they reckon 17 weeks for fuel to go stale
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Old 11 April 2010, 06:22   #33
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Stevie,

I'm no expert. But it strikes me that:

(1) you've never drained the carbs.
(2) the carb drains are difficult to get to so possibly the previous owner has never drained the carbs
(3) it sounds like you've stored it with fuel in the carbs possibly gumming everything up (is the oil mixed before it goes into the carb)

So the carbs are probably full of little bits of crap / water / gunk and trying to "force these through into the engine is just going to block the jets.

So it would be worth getting the carbs drained / flushed through properly. Presumably if you manage to get it running on 2 cylinders then the 3rd one is getting no oil and if you keep running it like that you will develop much more serious issues?

Being able to drain the carbs is useful anyway as if you get water in your fuel then you need to be able to do this - possibly at sea.
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Still nothing!

Battery pretty flat now so have ordered 6m jump leads to reach my car battery.

Ho hum!
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Still nothing!

Battery pretty flat now so have ordered 6m jump leads to reach my car battery.

Ho hum!
Take the carbs off (as one lump if you can).

Drop the float bowls off and clean them out inside then try again.
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Do you have a spark or not? tried new plugs?
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Putting it into Ferry Marine at Port Edgar to get it fixed. Money money money!
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you give up too easy!
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Just afraid I cause greater damage to the engine by contantly turning it over.

Since I don't know why it won't start I don't know what it is doing to it!

At least this way it gets fixed and I can use the boat again!

Cheers evrybody for the tips and advice.

Will post a reason for the non starting once I know.

Happy Ribbing all!
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DON'T use easystart EVER on a 2 stroke.
Why is that? I've heard this for years, but never with an explanation.

I have used a wee shot of ether to get my snowblower and lawnmowers going at the beginning of each season for ever. One is a 4 stoke and the other a 2. Neither one seems to have suffered from it.
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