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Old 09-15-2017, 10:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Why do they take an hour to start?
Because even fuel stabilizer has it's limits and doesn't necessarily stop a carburetor from getting gunked up.

Someone suggested it might be the ethanol in gas these days.

Then again, I let my Miata sit (sheltered, mind you) with fuel stabilizer, and it started right up. Again showing me that me and carburetors don't get along.

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