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brhyde posted 12-12-2001 05:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for brhyde   Send Email to brhyde  
Thanks to everyone for their good advice. I've drained all the gas out of the old tank which is 12 gallons +/-. A real pain and a mess, too. Now, tomorrow I'll put 6 gallons of gas and one pint of oil in the tank and give it a try. Battery is brand new so that should help. As far as spraying starting fluid in the carb, I'm not sure where the carb is so I'll just spray away! Told you I'm not mechanical. Hope the fuel filter and water/fuel filters are OK because I'm just not up for messing with them. I did drain the lines and clean out the tank, though. If it doesn't start after a good while cranking, I'll have to call the mechanic. Anybody know a good mechanic in Sarasota, Florida? Wish me luck and thanks again for the advice. More later.
JohnAz posted 12-12-2001 05:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnAz  Send Email to JohnAz     
try it without the starter fluid first,,as that stuff ps powerfull and hard on an engine,,charge your battery all night if necessary
JFM posted 12-12-2001 05:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
If you don't know where the carbs are DO NOT use starting fluid!!! Regards, Jay
Highwater posted 12-12-2001 05:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
Email Bigshot—he has a bud who is an outboard engine mechanic, and I believe he lives in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.
JBCornwell posted 12-12-2001 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     

It has no lubricant in it and can damage cylinder walls, etc.

Use WD-40. It is superb starter fluid for 2 strokes. But only use it if you can identify your air intakes.

Good luck, BRHyde.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

andygere posted 12-12-2001 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
The fuel filter is easy to change. It spins on just like an oil filter. Just match the part numbers up at your marine parts retailer and get the same one on there now.
RHLOOS posted 12-12-2001 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for RHLOOS  Send Email to RHLOOS     
You may have to remove the carb. bowl screws and drain them. I had water in my tank after sitting with half tank for several weeks this summer. After talking to mechanic, he advised making sure that bad gas was removed from carbs.

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