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13 hours ago, Fogg said:

I’ve inherited a small 4-stroke O/B - think it’s 7hp Suzuki. It has spent at least a month not just on its side but tipped closer to vertical. It hasn’t leaked any fluids and it’s not upright again.

Is it usable? What checks or servicing required?

the manual for my Suzuki 2.5 says transport on handle side down only and has this warning


I suggest placing your motor on a stand (in my case a piece of 6 x 2 in the Workmate's jaws), pull the plugs and turn it over a few times to make sure there is no oil in the cylinders. Then while you are at it drain/suck the old engine oil out and add new oil

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