Old enough to know better
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
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Re: problem diagnosis needed, no speed, smoke, low rpms
I think the first thing I would do is get a pair of good gloves and a paint scraper, scrub brushes, scrubbing pads, put on a mask and fins to try cleaning it up a bit myself to see if that makes a change.
It seems deferring maintenance is never a good idea.