Originally Posted by SIBer
Has anyone ever has to use their spare sparkplugs/starter cord/propeller?
Had to change a plug on a brand new4/ engine well 10 hours use a couple of years back, was a faulty plug insulater tip that was sliding about and shutting off the spark ,would start up and run fine but when up to about half throttle and with a bit of load on engine would go on 1 cylinder owing to vibration causing insulater tip to slide up/down down and shutting off the spark ,
changed quite a few plugs on older 2/ engines over the years owing to flooded carbs ect and props with shear pins .
its not a bad idea to see/try if the tools that you keep onboard WILL undo the bolts/screws on the pullstart so that you can get to the emergency starter pully or remove the prop nut and there not too tight or sized up .
some of the crappy box/tube spanners or sockets that come with the engine tool kit soon round off and get rusty , at least you know then that the nuts can be removed with the tools that they were tightened up with if needed in anger.