Re: Help please 1984 XR 100
Inside a gas engine there is a spark plug. A gas engine that is fed the following three things in the right amounts will always start provided the timing is correct and the following ingredients are mixed in the proper ratio. Air to oxidize the fuel, fuel atomized and mixed with the air to a stoichiometric ratio, and spark correctly timed to ignite the mixture. When you pour starting fluid into a gas engine it can do a few bad things. It can cause pre-detonation since the compression inside the engine may heat the air enough to cause pre ignition of the ether. Ether also burns faster then gasoline creating higher pressures inside the engine. It is completely possible to crack a piston, blow out head gaskets, or bend rods if enough is used. It can cause ring or cylinder damage by washing the cylinder dry or wearing down the top ring with repeated heavy use. Gas engines are not designed to withstand the forces that may develop from using ether inside them.
Also can create excess combustion pressure and make exhaust valves hard to open causeing bent valves (rare but not unheard of). And or it equipt with push rods not to uncommon to bend connecting rods.
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Last edited by 900rrHonda; 08-05-2013 at 6:29 AM.