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Old 01 April 2011, 00:37   #11
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why dont you purchase a grease gun and any make of marine grease (not a runny grease) i am thinking Quicksilver 2-4-C or eqivalent and grease it yourself, buy a service manual that will make your job a lot easier.
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hi mate
hear what you are saying , problem is,? what happen,s if it wont take any grease? and needs to be taken apart ,that,s maybe to much for me.. aint no mechanic and dont know what,s inside that rack.
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Old 01 April 2011, 03:43   #12
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hear what you are saying , problem is,? what happen,s if it wont take any grease? and needs to be taken apart ,that,s maybe to much for me.. aint no mechanic and dont know what,s inside that rack.
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this is a choice you have to make yourself, the seller is probaly just telling you politely, make youre bloody mind up and stop wasting his time, if you think it's cheap, buy it, if you think it's dodgey, move on
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Old 01 April 2011, 05:07   #13
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this is a choice you have to make yourself, the seller is probaly just telling you politely, make youre bloody mind up and stop wasting his time, if you think it's cheap, buy it, if you think it's dodgey, move on
point taken
however i was only looking for a liitle advice , incidentally i am not wasting this person,s time , as he has stated [it,s here if i want it ] thought i would have got a little better advise from an expert like yourself other than ,,make your bloody mind up and stop [wasting] his time ?? hope i dont waste your bloody time by forcing you to reply ..
i , thank you for your time in reply,ing previously to my post .
.. i also take on board your comment,s i just thought i would get some constructive comment,s not a slap on the wrist.. 64 year old disabled bad -boy....
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Old 01 April 2011, 07:45   #14
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point taken
however i was only looking for a liitle advice , incidentally i am not wasting this person,s time , as he has stated [it,s here if i want it ] thought i would have got a little better advise from an expert like yourself other than ,,make your bloody mind up and stop [wasting] his time ?? hope i dont waste your bloody time by forcing you to reply ..
i , thank you for your time in reply,ing previously to my post .
.. i also take on board your comment,s i just thought i would get some constructive comment,s not a slap on the wrist.. 64 year old disabled bad -boy....
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Don't be so bloody temperamental.

It sounds like the guy has priced the engine based on the current condition it is in; if he fixes the problem with some grease then its then worth more (not just to you but to anyone else who might be interested) - the cost of the "repair" is irrelevant, its the condition of the engine and the relative risk you might be taking on.

If he has a shortage of buyers at the asking price then he might go out the way for one who's asking for a niggle fixed first - but very roughly it sounds like the sort of price old not quite perfect condition 4HP motors go for; so he can flog it elsewhere without having to get his hands dirty.
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Old 01 April 2011, 08:10   #15
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The steering 'friction screw' may be set a little stiff..... engine might be perfect all round..... Yes, and don't respond to stick pokers again.....lol...
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No no! I think we should take both their walking sticks away and let them have at it - it's been quiet on here lately...
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Don't be so bloody temperamental.

It sounds like the guy has priced the engine based on the current condition it is in; if he fixes the problem with some grease then its then worth more (not just to you but to anyone else who might be interested) - the cost of the "repair" is irrelevant, its the condition of the engine and the relative risk you might be taking on.

If he has a shortage of buyers at the asking price then he might go out the way for one who's asking for a niggle fixed first - but very roughly it sounds like the sort of price old not quite perfect condition 4HP motors go for; so he can flog it elsewhere without having to get his hands dirty.
hi starship enterprise.... think you should read post,s again ,, i am certainlly not tempramental ,, as you say , i was only looking for advise and find it strange you find this is a niggle.... maybe to an expert as yourself ,,? but to a newbie like me -night -and day.. however , i think i am speaking to masell. here and i will not waste any more of your time topic ended as far as i am concerned thank you all for your input,s and hope no of you have been offended by my posts i really mean no offence to anyone hope you all have a good day.
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Old 01 April 2011, 08:43   #18
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best one yet.............
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point taken
however i was only looking for a liitle advice , incidentally i am not wasting this person,s time , as he has stated [it,s here if i want it ] thought i would have got a little better advise from an expert like yourself other than ,,make your bloody mind up and stop [wasting] his time ?? hope i dont waste your bloody time by forcing you to reply ..
i , thank you for your time in reply,ing previously to my post .
.. i also take on board your comment,s i just thought i would get some constructive comment,s not a slap on the wrist.. 64 year old disabled bad -boy....
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i suggest you read my post again, i didn't imply that you were wasting my time but maybe that's what the seller may have been thinking, the rest of the post was sound advice, buy it or not, no one else could give you better advice without looking at it, and who's 64 and disabled, i hope you don't mean me as you're sadly mistaken
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So many jokes about being 64 and disabled that could be made , but I'll stick to the point....

I'd buy for the 150 - the mechanics are simple on a small engine & a bit of a considered look and I am sure you will soon see this. This would also give you confidence should it go wrong while you are out ...

I'd also expect if you know anyone mechanically minded (car mechanic, keen DIYer) they will have a grease gun and for nothing or a pint will give it a few pumps - if it doesnt get fixed flog it on at no loss or even a small profit to someone who will happily take it apart ( as much as needed consdiering they are simple) - fix it & use it (or flog it on - again for a small profit ) .

As Biff said - he probably just wants shot of it either way ........
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