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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
go to an auto parts store and get a can of gasoline additive called seafoam. Read the label so you know how much to add to your 6 gallon tank. This stuff works wonders on outboard motors.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
Check the needle valve that the float holds in position is free to move if it is check the float is working OK ie.whole and intact.
Posted on Sep 09, 2010
Extra oil is a symptom of dilution from gasoline. That would also explain the smoke and slick. The question is whether it is a broken diaphram in the fuel pump, or a stuck carb needle and seat?
I would guess fuel pump first.
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
I would expect more pressure than what you have recorded. Remove the muffler and turn the engine over slowly while watching the condition of the piston, ring(s), and cylinder wall. If there is severe scoring of these parts, suspect that the machine has been operated with no, or insufficient oil in the fuel. This will require replacement of the cylinder, piston, and ring(s). If you farm the work out, you can expect a substantial bill for parts and labor. You might compare this cost to a fresh machine. Hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
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