starter fluid in 2 strokes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pjslawncare/landscap, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A friend of a friend of a friend with a sister who knows everything I think said that using starting fluid in 2 stroke engines may damage them. May break down oils capacity to lubricate. Enyone does this and /or had engine damaged this way?
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,900

    I have never been able to start anything with starting fluid [except diesels] that would not start without using it. If you have to try starting fluid you have problems somewhere else.

  3. LeoS818

    LeoS818 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    Starting fulid is hard on any engine it is used in. And should be used sparingly.

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