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Before you do anything else, drain off the old petrol, including the float chamber, and refill with fresh petrol, preferably ethanol-free, like BP ‘Ultimate’. Modern so-called petrol has a ‘shelf-life’ of about six weeks !!

Okay, replaced the petrol with new Shell V-Power, went to start it and, no spark 😥 , which leads me on to more questions…

1) Am I correct in saying that the Birmingham Scott needs a healthy battery to create a spark?
2) Would an “old” battery contribute towards our starting problems?
3) Should we try a new battery?

Cheers Russell