Engine will not operate off choke.

Charles Scappaticci scapco at ecentral.com
Thu Oct 4 09:39:18 PDT 2012

I'm guessing the problem is because Jim is mixing American oil into a
Canadian outboard.  It s sort of like what happens when you put metric air
into a pounds tire, for example, 36lb = 16kg 329.32400g, it just doesn't
work right.  Then, Marilyn throws Wal-Mart oil into the equation instead of
purchasing Canadian Tire oil and there is no way it's going to run right.
YMMV.  :-)

Charles S.

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM, <masonjs at nrtco.net> wrote:

> This has nothing to do with the GPz.
>  I don't know how many of you still run 2 stroke outboard motors.
> Marilyn picked me up a liter of 2 stroke oil from WalMart.  After
> mixing it I found both my Mercury 20 and my Johnson 9.9 ran like shit.
>  I assumed bad gas and mixed up another 5 gallons/25 liters with
> Kendal oil.  The Mercury cleared up and is running great.  I took the
> remainder of the Kendal oil and poured it into the Walmart
> bottle--mistake.  In very small print on the back of the Walmart
> bottle it claims the oil is good for all 2 strokes except outboard
> motors.  I've never seem this before.  Now I have 9 gallons of fuel
> for my weed wacker and chain saws plus a liter of combined oil that
> will only be good to mix another 10 gallons of weedwacker/chainsaw
> fuel.  This should last me for about 6 years.
> Jim

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