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    PRO-785 STARTER REMOVAL-then black sludge

    I have to say that removing the starter was pretty easy for the first time on the limited racing ski, I removed the PTO exhaust manifold, and took the hose clamp off of the expansion chamber and moved it out of the way to get in with an open end 10mm and it was off in 20 minutes tops.
    The question is when the exhaust manifold was sitting in the bilge on it side some black looking oil oozzed out, kind of like hydraulic fluid but jet black and watery?
    Any ideas? It cleaned up easy, I did not know if it was just the way water sat in the exhaust pipe there or what?

    thanks,


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    Its a 2 stroke... The exhaust is usually coated in a black sludge residue.

    As far as I know, its reasonably normal. Especially if the ski hasn't had a good WOT clamp on water in a while.

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    Oil residue.

    Normally worse when using premix at lower ratios like 32:1, 40:1 VS. 50:1

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    Thanks,
    My first exhaust exhaust manifold, just wanted to make sure,
    now to get a newer starter, the last thing I need is a bad starter, on race day,

    Thanks for everyone's help

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    Speaking of black muck. I was running 40/1 during the summer and had mine parked right in front of by buddys shrinkwraped boat and started the ski and rev'd it a few times and it splattered the hell out of his shrinkwrap! lol.....

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    The stuff is messy too.

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