Armchair diagnostics- hard warm start

John Soliday johnsoliday at
Mon Apr 12 13:16:46 PDT 2010

When it smells like fuel on prime and is still turning over, sounds like no
spark.  Are you plugs good, i.e. not fouled, thereby needing more spark
energy to fire?  Still sounds like low battery as when you jump it, it
starts, seems like the smoking gun.


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 1:42 PM
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Subject: Re: Armchair diagnostics- hard warm start

Sure have Ped. all that net's me is a flooded carb or 2. starts to stink
like fuel and still won't start. That was actually my first thought at one
time, but prime does nothing (towards starting) just like choke does

Don in GJ

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Ped <pedmail at> wrote:

> Den 12-04-2010 18:32, Don Wilcox skrev:
> Don,
> Have you tried to turn the petcock to 'prime' for a few seconds, and then
> back to 'on' before cranking? If it has been sitting in the sun for at
> with a hot engine fuel may have vaporized from the carbs and left the
> height so low that it won't fire until it has been cranked and new fuel
> allowed to flow to the carbs. Mine does just that and I turn it to prime
> routinely. Could be worth trying.
> Ped
> '96 "Black Stealth" GPZ
> Denmark

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