Posted by Steve Stone on January 23, 2015, 8:57 pm
I found using synthetic oil makes it alot easier to pull start a
generator on very cold days.
Posted by amdx on February 23, 2015, 6:05 pm
On 1/23/2015 2:57 PM, Steve Stone wrote:
I would add, keep a can of ether (starting fluid) handy to help
starting in cold weather.
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Posted by hubops on January 24, 2015, 2:36 pm
Try this - for fuel priming -
1. open fuel valve
2. choke on
3. engine switch off
4. give it two half-hearted pulls
5. engine switch on
6. count to twenty
7. one good pull
don't forget choke off ! after it starts..
This sometimes works for finicky old 2-strokes as well.
Posted by jaugustine on January 25, 2015, 5:53 pm
I am waiting for improved weather (snowed recently, and more coming)
so I can go to the shed where generator is located. I want to try my home
made "attachment" which will allow me to pull on the "starting cord" standing
Note: Kneeling and pulling on the cord sideways is very awkward since the
generator is on the floor. If the generator was up on a stand, it wouldn't
I will wait a short while after opening the fuel valve and do what you
suggested, before I try to start the generator. I will report what happens.
Again Thanks, John
Posted by jaugustine on January 29, 2015, 6:01 pm
Note: Temperature 28 degrees (generator in shed).
After I mounted my "rigging" and changed the handle at the end of the rope
(made rope a little longer), I tried your procedure, but this time I can
stand up to pull on the recoil starting rope.
I still had to pull several times before the engine started.
At least it is not as difficult (pulling on the rope) as it is
kneeling and pulling sideways.
A week ago I reported my difficult cold starting issue at
www.championpowerequipment.com web site (leaving my email address).
I did not get a reply yet.
Thanks again, John