In Reply to: Re: What to do with 8N? posted by steveVa on February 19, 2017 at 17:12:57:
I agree, MMO or ATF and time. Every minute you can keep it running (or even better, working) increases the odds you may get away without major surgery. You might want to put some MMO in the engine oil too, and an anti-fouler on the bad hole.
A ring soak isn't magic and won't work on all machines, but when it does work, it is downright miraculous. My 8n went from an oil guzzling, smoker that needed the plugs washed in gasoline each time I started it, to a good running easy starting machine that burns almost no oil.