Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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Re: Mercury 3.5 4 stroke
After leaving my Suzuki on it's side (the correct side, btw) for just one hour, the whole cylinder was full of oil and the engine wouldn't turn over at all - hydrolocked by the oil.
Removed the spark plug, cleaned it, let the oil drain out via the spark plug hole, and it started right up. Ran a bit smoky for a while, needless to say.
Yes they really don't like being on their sides.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay