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Honda water transfer pump

I always brag about Honda engines starting first pull, but this year I couldn`t get it started on the first thousand pulls.  Went to YouTube and there`s a "low oil sensor" turns out when I drained the gas last fall some of the oil also came out and the oil level was low..topped it off and first pull it started, especially with all the ether I had squirted in it  Smiley Happy

 

Here`s the video that saved the day

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlyv8EtZEk0

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Re: Honda water transfer pump

OK BA, gota ask. How did you manage to drain the oil out with the fuel?

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Re: Honda water transfer pump

Smiley Happy   I`m Norwegian and apparently part Bohemian so I drained the bulk of the gas by holding it upside down and possibly the oil fill plug or check plug  was loose letting out just enough that the oil level was too low.  I know there was oil in it before I started spray season, but there`s no "high low normal" marks on the dip stick.  But rather than pull the jets out of the carb or pull the coil out to test, I filled the hell out of it with 10W-30 and run out a sensible amount after I saw that was the problem.   A low oil sensor is a good feature on those engines, because they are low on the totem pole and literally run hard and put away wet every day.  

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Re: Honda water transfer pump

OOOO I get it now. It was a coordination thing. That happens to best of us on occasion. LOL. Glad it wasn't something serious.

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