I was given a nice Yamaha Malta outboard a while ago but it stopped working. Took the carb apart to find the float needle was sticking. Nothing too serious then. Now running fine. During my idle perusings of ybw forums someone suggested spraying fuel into the air intake as a simpler way to check the spark than taking the plug out.
So I put some 50:1 in a kitchen cleaner sprayer injected it into the air intake while pulling the starter. And it worked lovely !
Probably an old trick everyone knows about anyway but in future it's the first thing I will try with a petrol engine which doesn't want to start. Gets the ignition question answered in half a second.
I always thought of that as another test for fuel starvation. But if the motor keeps going then I suppose its fairly conclusive proof of a spark too. I'd still reach for the plug wrench first though. Incidentally, a shot of WD40 often has the same effect in a reluctant motor.
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT