Re: Clinton 3.5 Will not start!

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Posted by Ed Mc. ( on July 22, 2005 at 10:29:35:

In Reply to: Clinton 3.5 Will not start! posted by Steve on July 22, 2005 at 07:44:02:

I've seen these with bad crankshaft seals, either upper or lower, that had good spark and gas but wouldn't run due to lack of crankcase compression.

You could pull the flywheel to check the upper seal, but you'd have to pull the powerhead to take a look at the lower crank seal.

Also, if your motor has a fuel pump, make sure it's not leaking and dumping raw gas into the cylinder as it won't run in that case, either.


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