Jeeez Spark plug Died widespread ?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by noeettica, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    This has happened to me on several occasions today I was NOT carrying a spare :) I will now ...

    motor ran for 20 minutes then it would not re-start no spark at plug ... change plug ... spark ...

    any one else ?
     
  2. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    On the water? Weird.
     

  3. Creek Runner

    Creek Runner Well-Known Member

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    Go read my last post under etch white smoke, also do a search on some other post where I have talked about it.

    Becoming more and more of a common than people realize.
     
  4. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    I always carry a tool kit with extra spark plugs on the water...
     
  5. Creek Runner

    Creek Runner Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah guess what's causing it???? Wait for it yep that's right Ethanol!
     
  6. JBMitziSkiff

    JBMitziSkiff Ninja balance is the key... for a poling platfrom

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    Yep, i carry two that are marked and been indexed correctly for my Etec 40. They have both been placed in to make sure they index correctly then I keep them on the boat.
    Since there is no ethanol free where I live except over 40 miles away, I always use starbrite or stabal ethanol treatment too in my 6 gal tank.
     
  7. RTS

    RTS I Love microkona.com!

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    I had a hard time swallowing this one but, ethanol :mad:

    Suddenly had a bunch of engines including lawn mowers, chain saws, trimmers, log splitter, chipper ................ stop working.WTF :mad:  New plugs and they run like new. :-/ Lawn mower shop confirmed spark plug sales are up along with plastic fuel system parts.