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Old 21 September 2014, 14:25   #11
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OK thanks was hopeing for something a bit more constructive but thanks anyway
The thing is, we can go through lots of what you'd like to be constructive advice, but what it boils down to is this:-

You need that motor to work, every time. If it doesn't, you may be in deep deep trouble.
Your 1st post basically asks for advice for a novice on doing a job best left to the experts, on repairing a long neglected, partially siezed piece of equipment that could have any number of other faults from being left standing.Plus you will be relying on it to get you home.

It's worth paying an outboard shop to spend an hour on it to see if it's worth doing. They'll tell you if it's scrap or not and should be able to tell you what work actually does need doing to it.

Realistically, I'd expect the motor to need a full strip and inspection to work out what's stiff,an internal clean, new gasket set , plus a new impeller, plugs and gear oil. That's nearing the cost of a running motor-before you even add in the cost of replacing broken bolts etc and some labour.
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Old 21 September 2014, 14:33   #12
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OK thanks was hopeing for something a bit more constructive but thanks anyway
By ''constructive'', did you mean 'false hope'?

You've had the best advice, delivered without flowers and frilly bits around the edges.
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OK no prob thanks to all for replying.
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We used to have one of those when I was a boy .. I'm now 47 .. the electrics were a constant problem .. I think the advice you've had is good ..
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Old 21 September 2014, 18:14   #15
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Have got one of those in my dad's garage too. Last run about 1994 I reckon!
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Have got one of those in my dad's garage too. Last run about 1994 I reckon!
LOL - reckon he's flogged it to make space!
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Back to the ops question - because I might dig the engine out of the garage and see if it runs.

Bearing in mind the engine is worthless - what should I do prior to trying to start it?
Oil down the bores?
Extra oil in petrol and then turn over with plugs disconnected?
Or stick some fresh fuel in the can and fingers crossed.

It was a rattle smoky thing at the best of times but might be a bit of gun on the river!
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Back to the ops question - because I might dig the engine out of the garage and see if it runs.

Bearing in mind the engine is worthless - what should I do prior to trying to start it?
Oil down the bores?
Extra oil in petrol and then turn over with plugs disconnected?
Or stick some fresh fuel in the can and fingers crossed.

It was a rattle smoky thing at the best of times but might be a bit of gun on the river!
IMO a very sensible answer, more or less what I advised him via PM except for the fingers crossed 1

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I had the same engine I found it very hard to link and sync, I sold for parts in the end, while you have the plugs out I would start with a compression test (leave one plug in) before trying to start it if the compression is good (should be around 90-100psi ish) and both cylinders are within 10% of each other go from there.
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OK thanks. The engine seems in quite bad condition I'm having trouble removing the top cowling it seems the latch is rusted on not going well at the most.
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