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2 stroke oil for '97 115 Johnson

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I've got a really cold blooded 115 Johnson. Takes quite awhile to get it running first thing in the morning. I've got to make sure the bulb is firm and choked. After it runs for awhile, I don't really have the problem again until the next day. Any ideas? Also, I've been using the 2-stroke TCW3 oil that they sell at Walmart. I just bought a gallon of the Johnson stuff. Do you think this will make a difference in performance, my starting problem, etc. or am i just paying double the price for a name-brand. Thanks for any help.

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Ive never heard of oil making any difference in how the motor starts. Timing, spark plugs (spark in general) and the choke working correctly are the most critical, then, when it does start, the idle circuit has to be in good order for it to continue running. If it idles OK once it is warm, the idle circuit is probably ok. If not, carbs may be full of crap.

If you've never had it to a dealer for tuneup and you've noticed its getting harder to start it might be time.

Had to choke my 79 115Johnson a lot (full choke for 2-3 tries to start it) but considered this normal.

I buy the brand name oil, Johnson or whatever brand you happen to have because I believe it will result in the longest life for the motor. If I can't find the brand name oil I'll use the Walmart stuff temporarily.

My two cents.

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Actually I believe Walmart is Pennzoil oil. It is actually very good quality oil.

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