Started by RWalton65, December 13, 2015, 20:57:26 pm
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Quote from: RWalton65 on December 13, 2015, 20:57:26 pmOpen the throttle fully, put finger over end of exhaust muffler and hand turn three of four turns until a small drip of fuel comes out of the carb. Apply the glow starter.Wait 10-15 secs then crank the prop using a chicken stick.
Quote from: Spider Pig on December 14, 2015, 09:53:04 amAre you trying to start it at full (wide open) throttle? It's not generally recommended!Does sound like you're under priming a bit and also note that at this time of year engines which will flick start readily can be extremely grumpy as the fuel doesn't evaporate as readily and this can make it harder to start than on a nice warm summer's day (remember them ) .
Quote from: RWalton65 on December 14, 2015, 12:42:24 pm...Reading the Saito website it says to open the throttle fully and put your finger over the end of the muffler and crank the engine by hand to prime the piston. Fuel may drip out of the muffler but that's fine. Then close the throttle to about 1/4 open then apply glow starter and turn by electronic starter. The Saito instructions with the engine talk about cranking it by hand forcibly with the glow starter attached and you'll feel a distinct "Pop" when the engines primed! Yeah right!! I'm really going to do that!Based on the replies received so far I think it's a case of the cold weather making vaporising the fuel harder, not enough spin on the engine to draw the fuel through the carb and into the piston, thus not enough fuel coming through.
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