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tl;dr: Ambient air temperature should generally not interfere with engine efficiency or fuel consumption, but will affect overall power output. Do not confuse efficiency with power output. These are two separate things. When your intake charge is more dense, you can throw more fuel at it and creates more power. (NOTE: The idea for the engine management ...


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Specifically a foam filter for a lawn mower needs oiled, but just lightly. A foam filter lacks the ability to stop small particles as compared to a paper filter. The oil is added to make the filter "sticky" to these small particles giving the foam filter better filtering capability. As far as major engine damage, probably not. Worst case scenario the engine ...


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I would not use assembly lube with the valves (in the valve guides), but just oil there. The reason for this is because there is no way to flush the assembly lube out of this orifice like there is in other places throughout the engine. My preference is to use assembly lube for the rest of the parts. Assembly lube will keep the parts from chafing (wearing ...


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(Too late to help the OP, but for future searchers:) Aero people use United-Erie "EZ Turn Fuel Lube" (SAE or Mil Spec "G-6032D"). It isn't officially a sealant, so the clamps are still doing the work. But it is fuel resistant, thus forms a non-hardening layer between the metal and rubber parts, and you won't have to rip or distort the hoses from cranking ...


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You aren't the only one to have this problem... According to what I'm reading the Ragosine grease was probably discontinued because they contained lead at some point. They still make greases to that MIL spec though, so check out ROYCO 49 as a substitute for the Ragosine Listate. I'm referencing this site and your spec: ...


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Mercon V is backwards compatible and can be used in place of Mercon. There is an alternative which is called Valvoline Dex/Merc which can be used in place of either of the original Dexron III or Mercon products.


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There are many lubricants and get 'gummy' with cold. Perhaps the following will help. Let the motor idle and become warm. if it takes 15 minutes or more, fine. Just ensure the area you have an issue with is warm. Turn the motor off. (safety first) Use a carb cleaner to spray off the oil you used to lubricate. Procure a product with ...



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