2 Stroke Question


Old 08-10-03, 01:43 PM
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Yamaha 60hp 2 Stroke Question

I am new to the Yamaha community. I recently purchased a 2002 60 TRLA Yamaha outboard Mtr. To my dismay, it seemed to be very cold blooded and hard to start. I was told by a friend that if you let it run dry (out of gas) after your finished for the day, it will start right up next time. It this true? Will it harm a 2 stroke (oil injected engine) to run it out of gas each time you use it? Thanks in advance for any and all responses.

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Old 08-16-03, 12:21 PM
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I do that everytime, during the colder months. especially during duck hunting season. I put the boat on the trailer, pull the fuel line and wait till it stalls, usually a minute or 2.
Old 08-24-03, 09:33 PM
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In the old days of two cycle engines it was the norm to run
the carbs dry. Fuels today are blended with lubricants and
oxidizers and chemicals that give the fuel a nice slow burn.
These additives are harmful to the fuel system if allowed to
evaporate. They gum up the works.

It is preferable in todays engines not to run them dry
due to sensitive electrical components in the fuel system
and to prevent float damage in the carb when trailering.
If you use a fuel stabilizer and run the engine every two
weeks during your boating season you should experience
no fuel related difficulties.
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