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Re: [T3] '66 Square Update (a bit long)




"Jaranson, John (J.W.)" wrote:

> Todd Daley wrote:
>
> >>starting fluid (which is REALLY bad for the bearings when used........)
>
> I have been trying to figure out why using starting fluid would be bad for the bearings.  I haven't been able to come up with anything.  Why would it be bad for the bearings to just mist a little starting fluid in the throat of the carbs at start-up.  Not that I want to continue to do this, I am just curious.

I wouldnt say it is bad for the bearings, but it is definitely bad for the rings, as the oil in the cylinders is being washed out by the starter fluid. Especially on 2-stroke engines, is starter fluid bad. And on 2-strokers, the bearings could suffer. Maybe that's what's Todd is thinking about?

PerL
73 Variant L

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