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so my motor has started to run ruff last week so I checked my plugs today and found them oily with a few drops of water on them the 3rd one was dry with no oil could it be to much water pressure from the hose when cleaning the engine 


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I would doubt that any water gets inside the chambers to the tips from pressure washing.  Is that what you're asking about?

I'd be Real careful about lifting the cowling and going under there with any sort of pressure, if the water was on the outside/boots, etc.

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no it wasn't pressure washing it from running the engine from a water hose but the pressure was kinda high 


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You didn't blow the inside hose off from the flush fitting?  That's right where you screw the hose in, unless using muffs.

That little hose is right there inside the side cowlings, and would be spraying if the pressure blew it off the plastic nipple, held on by a zip tie.

If you use muffs, you can't give it too much water pressure.  [smile]

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the water was on the inside of the cylinder it was a few small drops on the spark plug and they where oily 


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That's a whole different thing.  You pulled the plugs?  Should be No Way to get water in there, I don't think, from just washing it down.

Sounds like you've got internal leaks to me.  Might be time for a compression/cylinder leak down test?  Head gasket, maybe?

Experts may chime in with what they've seen.

Phil

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that's what I was thinking but it was just a drop of what which makes me wonder if its something simple 


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If not "condensation", which I doubt, I'd next be looking at the very least a compression test.  Easy to do, and an automotive parts store should have, or may loan one for free.  Just get the right adapter for your spark plug threads.

Water on a plug scares me, and I'm surely not trying to scare you.  Unless Experts here say otherwise, that's what I'd do.

That's the best I have from "Under the Shade Tree", until we get more info.

Phil

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Ok I will thanks
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so I believe I figured it out I ran the motor while it was tilted and the water pressure was to high as well and think water went into the pistons thru the exhaust ports
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Whew.  Yeh, the general suggestion is to have the motor vertical, and especially after flushing to drain the power head before tilting back up.

Have you had a chance to try running it yet?

Phil

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Yes I was able to run it and it ran great. I cleaned the plugs and ran for 5 minutes pulled the plugs and they where dry. 
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YAY!  Good job on finding the easy fix!

Phil

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Thank you for the help


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