Drained the tank in my kencraft and got about 10 gallons of 50/1 mixed fuel.....would it hurt my
old 96 4.0 jeep to throw this mixture in it???
Ed's marine is having a sale on mercs and hondas.....has anyone ever had them do the rigging on a repower???
I sold my motor and if I wait much longer I'll just wait until next year or whenever to repower but
considering the higher fuel prices I may make a big flower pot out of it...
Not worth the risk. MAY be OK, but risks include fouled spark plugs, fouled catalytic converter and O2 sensor fouling. TCW3 oils are supposed to be ashless, but the higher flash points of TCW3 oils have resulted in piston ring sticking which is why Yahama recommended use of ring free (their product) in their 2 cycle engines. Also, as I understand it, outboard marine oil specifications do not equate with the standards for lawn equipment - so using that left over fuel in your grass trimmer or chain saw may not be a great idea. If an oil is rated TCW3 AND had a TM designation as well you would be OK. Marine oils (TCW3) are only rated for water cooled use, air cooled lawn/garden equipment operate at higher temps which can break down marine oils.
Just my tcw, have done it many times without problem. Just diulte it with fresh gas, don't use it all , but spread it out. Runs great in a lawnmower.
Ed's has great deals. Reputation for followup not as good. Mercs and Hondas decent motors. Anything new is shouild be great. I have installed and rigged 6 mercs, no problems
The two stroke fuel will not hurt a four stroke at all...especially a car where you'll use it up pretty fast, do it all the time.
DO NOT use outboard motor 2 cycle in a chainsaw or other small engine! The heat range is totally different and you will gum up/burn up the motor!
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Bass Pro has some good prices on new, slightly older model, Mercury outboards.
I recommend bill avery at atlantic marine, 757 833 6666 for a honda outboard. i bought mine from him in 2008 and i was very pleased with the deal.