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post #29 of Old 10-05-2013
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Re: New Honda 2.3 outboard not running

Oop's Donna,

I was trying to point out that the OP's problems probably will not be rectified simply by changing manufacturers.

All manufacturers must follow certain laws of physics and mechanics. The smaller the motor the smaller the passages must be. Since the problem has shown up in some 50 year old vehicles as well as brand new ones it is probably not permantly curable.

Basically it is the propensity of ethanol to attract water which then forms a gum. Very sticky stuff. However as I pointed out it is generally water soluble, at least in fresh water.

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