Start Ya Bastard

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Chris Martin
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Martin Buckley referenced using Easy Start on his latest reluctant acquisition, a Mk3 Zephyr Estate and yet still it did not cough into life. Down Under in Oz we never leave home without a can of Start-Ya-Bastard.

Yep, it's for real, AND it works!

Chris M.

 

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With the best will in the world Martin I would offer to send a can over, but this stuff is so good, there is no way any airline would allow it on board.

Even Bin Laden would have been wary of this stuff!

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I had forgotten that, remember seeing it for sale last time I visited my sister. The sort of company you just wish had a big enough advertising budget to plaster their name across a Formula 1 car, a bit like the Durex sponsored Surtees of the 1970s. I bet my parents dreaded me asking what that meant when I was watching the racing as a 9 year old...

 

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Russell Campbell
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Sorry, couldn't resist!

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Russell Campbell wrote:

Sorry, couldn't resist!

Brilliant! That made me chuckle!

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The only problem is it eventualy kills your engine. If you need to use it then you have a serious problem with your engine

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Pre 80s TVR wrote:

I had forgotten that, remember seeing it for sale last time I visited my sister. The sort of company you just wish had a big enough advertising budget to plaster their name across a Formula 1 car, a bit like the Durex sponsored Surtees of the 1970s. I bet my parents dreaded me asking what that meant when I was watching the racing as a 9 year old...

 

Oliver.

 

It seems they did have a decent promotional budget at one time, and a few minutes on Google turned up the info that SYB was imported for the UK market in 2009 with a high profile launch at the Autosport International Show at the NEC, although I can find no further evidence that this arrangement lasted any further into the future.

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Russell Campbell
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Both these budgets look particularly decent!

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XJ220NUT wrote:

 

The only problem is it eventualy kills your engine. If you need to use it then you have a serious problem with your engine

Not necessarily serious, but........

Maybe running on a diet of neat S-Y-B would do some damage, but I think you are missing the point. It is only meant as an aid to get started. Obviously if any motor does not start as it should it needs some attaention - goes without saying - but in an emergency, low battery, damp elelctrics, weak mixture, faulty HT leads, whatever, this stuff might get you going.

After it is started, it is up to the individual to get it to a mechanic a.s.a.p.

I doubt there is anyone who runs their car on it daily!

Chris M.