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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.
                                Mikek

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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.
   John T.






Posted by jaugustine on January 25, 2015, 5:53 pm
 
Hi John,

    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
up.

    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
be awkward.

     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
 
Hi John,

    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.

BTW,

   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






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