Ether and small engines.
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    Ether and small engines.

    It's a long story so I'll try to keep it short. My buddy's quad took in a little water earlier this winter when he got stuck in a place he should of never been in. He drained it all out and continued to run it. It eventually died and sounded like it ran out of gas. We pulled it into the shop to get it running. His dad loaded it with ether and got it to start. He continued to run it on ether until the engine seized. I think he got some water it the fuel system and froze it up causing it to run out of gas. I'm dang sure it had to be the ether that did it. His dad seems to think that water got into the cylinder and crankcase and caused it to seize. The oil was completely clean. Here are some pictures. I want to hear what you guys think, ether or sand and water.

    1949 Allis Chalmers WD with 2 bottom plow
    1942 Farmall M with 4 row cultivator
    1947 Farmall M with Heisler 9 speed
    1973 John Deere 110 with blade
    1960 John Deere 45 combine
    1970 Cub Cadet 154 lo boy
    1969 John Deere 112 blue patio with blade
    1962 Cub Cadet Original
    Free ain't cheap.

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    My money's on the ether washing down the cylinder wall lubricant, along with detonation, instead of combustion.

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