Originally Posted by sergeant
Hi T4Bus - thanks, yeah really pleased with the end result, and saved lots of money!
No engine issues so far, but I'm fairly newb to this and so the term 'oiling up' is a symptom that I might not recognise - could you enlighten me?
My history with 2 stroke engines has been with racing bikes, so may not be relevant to boat engines, but if they are used continuously below the optimum engine speed, the oil in the fuel mixture does not burn efficiently causing the spark plugs to wet (hold oil) and the engine generally clog with unburned oil.
I have nearly the same set up as you & would like to use it on slow rivers so interested to see if this gave you any problems? Seems like yours has been fine so I presume as they run on a very lean oil mix it's maybe not an issue, good news if this is the case
I guess there's no harm in putting the motor into neutral while on the river & giving it some hard revs to clear it through.