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Tryed to start stored engine oil came up in carb.

Engine was dry stored. re-gassed, added oil. pulled rope many times and oil came up thru carb?? never started.

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Hi, I would start by putting in a new spark plug. drain gas, and put in fresh hi octane gas.

If this doesn’t work for you please write back, Thanks,

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