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Old 20 April 2016, 12:19   #1
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New member from bromsgrove hi

Hi all just come across mariner 20hp immaculate condition but I can't start it
Just my luck
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Old 20 April 2016, 12:29   #2
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Welcome aboard. If the seller can't make it run walk away. Anyone who says "it probably just needs some fresh fuel" or any other cheap fix is bluffing - If it was a cheap fix they would do it and add 50% to the value! It MIGHT turn out to be easy, but then the seller is an idiot, and you don't want to buy something that has been maintained by an idiot!
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Old 20 April 2016, 12:41   #3
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Have you bought it? 2/4 strokes? Tiller? Pull start? Got spark? Fuel? Kill switch? HT lead? Compression?
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Old 20 April 2016, 12:43   #4
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I agree but on this occasion it was her fathers brought new 1980 used as a rescue boat on Lake about 12 hours use thunderbolt ignition hasn't been started for 12 months all greased in right places .has a 2 pin socket next to carb switch anyone know what it is wires run to bos then magneto somewhere
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Old 20 April 2016, 12:45   #5
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I'm out that motor is older than me lol
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Old 20 April 2016, 13:20   #6
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Go through the basics start with new fuel drain the old out if you have used it , have you a spark, the two pin socket will be for charging a battery.if it ran 12 months ago and it's not done much it might need a carb clean if fuel was left in it.

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Old 20 April 2016, 13:28   #7
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Thanks Jeff that is going to be next job I think .have a small spark at plugs which are permagap plugs
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You could take both plugs out and put a small amount of fuel in each cylinder put plugs back in and try and start if she fires up then try to run as normal. If the fuel has evaporated and left the 2st oil behind in the carbs that might be your problem.

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Old 22 April 2016, 04:49   #9
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Got it started changed the permagap plugs altho had a spark wouldn't start engine tried them in my lawnmower and that wouldn't start.used my mower plugs hey presto started first time . So ordered new plugs thx all
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Excellent work, where do you go boating ?
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