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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2019, 05:21 PM
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that should be more than enough it does take a while for it to absorb the water, just for the heck of it try a different spark plug, i have seen more than a few new plugs that were bad brand new!!! i use the iridium spark plugs one is a hotter winter plug and the other is a standard one for summer. best thing to do is park in inside a heated garage for a day or two to let it thaw out and see what happens. It sounds like you are a little isolated where you are!!! not a lot of buying options...
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that should be more than enough it does take a while for it to absorb the water, just for the heck of it try a different spark plug, i have seen more than a few new plugs that were bad brand new!!! i use the iridium spark plugs one is a hotter winter plug and the other is a standard one for summer. best thing to do is park in inside a heated garage for a day or two to let it thaw out and see what happens. It sounds like you are a little isolated where you are!!! not a lot of buying options...
So the Iridium BKR5EIX-11 is the standard plug and the Iridium BKR4EIX-11 is the hotter plug? At what temperatures do you switch the spark plug for winter/summer times?
I didn't find any spark plugs and seafoam at Unalakleet. Hopefully there will be some at Nome if I go there next week.
Turns out that all the Rancher needed was to be thawed out. :O
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i switch plugs when it stays below 40 F. my 2001 ruby is cold blooded, when warm it runs great but needs to warm up first with choke about half on once running until it warms up for a couple minutes.
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During winter here I usually use half a small bottle of gas line antifreeze for a 5 gal jug. No problem starting at -20C here.
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