Today lets about about starting fluid! Thought is was a typo didn’t ya? Come on you really did. And actually not even sure there is Ether in starting fluid anymore. It used to be and now some chemist at some place made it with out ether. Regardless of the actual make up of the stuff. Is it good to use? I can tell you its saved my ass many times. But at what cost. I have read on different places that it can be harmful to our flatheads , the engines, not our actual heads, although sometimes one must question even that.
But for today we are talking about starting fluid. My guess is if you have to use it, something larger is at play? Like did you prime your pump enough. I am not talking about the first start of the year, but though out the boating season. I will add that with a 6 volt system sometimes it can help with a weak spark. Which of course gets us back to an issue that should be adressed. So starting fluid is like a temp fix? Anyway. Whats the official peanut gallery vote on starting fluid! Oh and Happy Easter!