Originally Posted by GreatKetch
... I know that modern 4-stroke outboards are a bit more complex than the lawnmower engines I used to rebuild
as a kid, but still, what the heck is the big deal? ...
Two-Stroke outboards have no valves to adjust, no crankcase oil
to change, no timing belts or chains that require replacement.
Your local village “dump” is much more likely to contain parts
for a 2-Stroke engine
engines are generally lighter, faster,and less expensive than Four-stroke engines; which are usually are cleaner, smoother, and more fuel-efficient than Two-strokes.