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Re: Outboard Starting Procedure

Originally Posted by newhaul View Post
Do not run a 2stroke motor till it dies from lack of fuel just till it starts to run out. The lube oil is in the fuel and running till it quits isn't good no fuel = no oil and that leads to catastrophic failure at a very inopportune time which usually leads to testing ones insurance.
Incorrect. The crankcase will not be anywhere near dry when the motor stalls, just too lean to run. In decades of outboard service, I have never seen a lack of lubrication from running until stall. But... I have seen many dozens of gummy and varnished carbs because of fuel left in them.
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