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Old 06 April 2011, 13:30   #1
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So if all is well with this engine,then that will be brill,but what could be the problems,being realistic if the engine has been laid up for a couple of years and not been run.

Damaged ,seized,seals dried ,gaskets dried up? scary don t wanna throw bad after good money THAT IS IF IT IS, got to prepare for the worseany thoughts?
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Old 06 April 2011, 13:41   #2
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You'll probably need new spark plugs, a new impeller and gear oil plus a good grease up. I wouldn't worry about it too much. If it's mechanically ok, it'll just be basic service items.
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You'll probably need new spark plugs, a new impeller and gear oil plus a good grease up. I wouldn't worry about it too much. If it's mechanically ok, it'll just be basic service items.
Thats exactly what i want to hear mate,many thanks Nos,I will keep you posted on the progress,Shane
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My boat and motor had been laid up for years. I cleaned the air box, changed the lower units oil and seals, changed the impeller, and the spark plugs were left in...for a while. Still runs like a champ except it ate an ignition box (In credit to the motor it did get us back to the dock).
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Old 07 April 2011, 06:45   #5
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Assuming it turns OK and was running when it was laid up I'm with Nos on this one.

Got a 1972 Johnsorude that has fired up second pull on old fuel after lying for three years in a damp garage.
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likewise 1977 twin cyl 4hp Johnson bought on ebay for 122. Unused two years and ran second pull. Stripped the carb and used fresh fuel and it runs even better!!!!
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Many thanks gents i do feel more confidant now buying it if its a runner after reading your experiences,and will still be saving to get a modern day engine, that if needed parts can be sourced
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