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Washed the engine and it started runing bad and now -not start

This was days and days ago so the engine is dry, i would think?



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Hi sounds like you have water trapped in your ht curcuit
remove plug leads and caps and dry out using wd40 also spray all electrics with same
hope all goes well
ian

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