Originally Posted by John Kennett
I think I'd better stick with a 2-stroke as the engine is likely to be chucked into the boot of a car quite a lot, and I can't be sure to keep it right side up. I know they don't have to be kept vertical, but I wouldn't want to end up with oil where it shouldn't be!
Or is this a non-issue with a modern small 4-stroke? There must be loads of them out there being abused by now!
Thanks. I'll give them and Kings a ring tomorrow....
Oh yes - it's an issue. I know how my Yam 4HP 4-stroke should be stored - and I do. I know which side it can lie on - and I do, very carefully, when transporting it. But all I have to do is look at it funny, and it floods oil into the piston (and don't start me on the carb problem...)
I'm with Phil - I wouldn't have another one.
P.S. Although when it runs - it's great...