Anyone ever use starting fluid or ether to get something started? I won't ever do it again after seeing what I saw yesterday. It was a small 4 cycle engine and the cylinder was scored worse than anything I've ever seen. The mechanic (Marc) told me it was because the owner had used ether to get it started. He explained, the ether has some effect on the cylinder/oil.......it basically keeps the oil from protecting the cylinder. I'll try to get some pics tomorrow. It's really dramatic and worth seeing.