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Re: CYOA - Frozen piston

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  • jimtempest@juno.com
    I ll bet it s not the exhaust valves as two strokes don t have valves. Jim On Sat, 31 Aug 2002 12:28:14 -0400 botteman ...
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      I'll bet it's not the exhaust valves as two strokes don't have valves.

      On Sat, 31 Aug 2002 12:28:14 -0400 botteman <botteman@...>
      > Been reading the outboard sagas. Now I've got problems of my own.
      > Got a 1982 9.9/15 Evinrude long shaft.
      > Last time out (2 weeks ago) she ran but with only about half power.
      > Wasn't sure she'd get us back to the slip (motoring about a half
      > hour).
      > Today, I pulled the carb, checked the bowl, and found no problems.
      > I pulled the plugs and found the lower one filled with rusty gunk.
      > Tried to turn crank, using the electric start and the pull rope, and
      > she
      > won't budge. A mechanic told me that water can enter the lower
      > cylinder via either bad exhaust valves or blown head gasket.
      > Anyone
      > care to bet which it is?
      > First I want to get something into the cylinder through the plug
      > hole
      > to loosen up the rust, and hopefully get the thing freed up. I've
      > read
      > on this list what to use, but can't remember what it is (got OPD).
      > And of course per Murphy, I've got a service manual, but can't find
      > it
      > anywhere.
      > Dave
      > Seminole, Florida
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