RESTORE in a 29yr-old engine

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Old 10-09-03, 05:12 PM
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RESTORE in a 29yr-old engine

Can/should I put RESTORE in a 29yr-0ld Tecumseh engine to 'restore' some compression?
 
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Old 10-09-03, 10:43 PM
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Please be a little more spacific about exactly what you are trying to do so that Cheese can better answer your question.
 
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Old 10-09-03, 11:12 PM
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Hello Konaka!

Using restore, or any oil-thickening addative in a small engine is a sure fire way to make it blow. Many engines, especially the older ones, use oil-slingers to lubricate the moving parts, and the thick oil will not sling around the engine enough to provide necessary lubrication. It will "whip" rather than sling, and the engine will sieze or throw a rod. Does the engine smoke? Are you sure you have low compression?
 
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Old 10-09-03, 11:18 PM
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After seeing your other post, I realize this is a vertical shaft engine, which should not have a slinger, but a plunger-type pump. Still, I would not use any oil-thickening additive.
 
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