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Old Nov 16, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Preventing stuck valves

After use, particularily before any "storage", turn the engine until you just about feel the compression.....this indicates that both valves are closed.
This way both valves will be forced to "unstick" at next start attempt...

This is a great routine with all single-cylinder 4-strokes....since I learned this trick ages ago, I have practised it with motorbikes, lawn mowers and model engines...never a stuck valve ever since...

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