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Old 12-05-2017, 11:53 AM   #5
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fresh fuel yes ( recommend a 50:1 mix for the first start up on an engine that has been sitting ..even if it is oil injected)...ether NO.... the nature of a 2 stroke engine exposes the inner working of the engine to the fuel charge ( in this case ether) a lot of dry parts will be subjected to heat and lack of lubricant ...ESPECIALLY one that has been sitting.... this makes using ether a no -no.. reason being the first place it goes is into the crank bearings.... I recommend removing and cleaning the carbs.... replacing the fuel pump before you try and run it... with that work done that old war horse will most likely fire right up...but before you do anything do a compression test to be sure all this trouble is worth it.

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