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Sparks
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:15 pm    Post subject: Bad gas problem Reply with quote

I have a 2 cyle outboard and I had problem starting this year. The mechanic said the compression is bad because the cylinder walls are scratch. Oh Great. He said that can happen because of old gas (which of course I used). I thought the bad or old gas was more of a nusiance in starting but sounds dangerous to the motor. So I post this for what its worth. Anone else ever heard of such a thing??
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sound familar to me, I had a similar deal with my chainsaw. The cylinder walls got scarred when I used some gas that was quite old according to the repair shop. Ended up buying a new saw. Expensive lesson.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar problem. Oil breaks down over time, oxidize and you have lack of lubrication in the cylinder.
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