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Old 04-21-2006, 05:38 PM
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Basides being smaller and lighter, another advantage to a 2-cycle kicker is that they have no crankcase oil. With a 4-cycle engine, you must keep it vertical or lay it down in a certain position to avoid engine oil entering the cylinder where it can cause excessive carbon buildup and fouled plugs.

This isn't too much of a problem on a kicker that spend most of its time mounted on a boat, but it can be a source of problems for one that is transported a lot.

I agree with the others about the gaskets and seals.
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