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Old 06-15-2006, 01:06 PM   #1
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too much oil

I haven't yet found an answer, so hopefully some-one has one....
I have an '87 Johnson 8 hp, 2 stroke.
It works fine if i leave it on the transom.
I store it for a week at a time, off the transom, laying down, handle up, which puts the spark plugs pointed down. To store it, I disconnect the fuel line, and let the carb run dry. When I remount it on the transom, it won't start because the plugs ar FULL of oil.
The ratio of gas / oil is right. I've checked the thermostat, it's good. (I figured if the engine was too cold, the oil would condense)
The repair people don't have any ideas, so I thought I'd ask here.
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Re: too much oil

You have an oil injection system in it, right? (It uses straight gas, no premix)

The injection system may be leaking. I am not sure if this is 'normal' or how to fix it.

However, everyone I know stores their outboards in a vertical position, (never lying down) by clamping it to a workbench, hanging it by the garage rafters, etc.
This may be obvious, but if it only has this problem, lying down, consider changing your storage position, if possible.
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Re: too much oil

Thanks for the reply.
It doesn't have oil injection, just pre-mix the fuel. 50:1.
Since I don't get to use my boat too often, and I'm worried about thieft, and a couple of other things, I store the motor in the "trunk" of the boat, out of sight.
Yes, storing it upright is a good answer, but not the one I'm looking for.
This year I've bought "Amsoil" synthetic 2 stroke oil, which they claim I can mix at 100:1 and this will be fine for the engine, as well as pollute less.
I haven't had time to launch the boat yet, (!) so I don't know how this will work this year.
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