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spinning engine over before firing with the key

Old 01-22-2014, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Tinkerer View Post
If you run your batteries almost dead and the engines won't turn over fast enough to catch - Pop the kill switch and turn the key to get them rolling and push in the button and they fire right up.
That depends on how the kill switch is wired. Mine cuts off all power and engines will not crank.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:42 PM
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IMO, Sounds like a timing issue. Im a firm believer in a separate power switch just for ignition. I always crank mine over 2-3 revolutions get oil pressure then hit the ignition but im running high comp ratio locked timing & a lot of it. This is very common in most motorsports, also an extra safety feature. Really helps in hot start situation (racecars, mud trucks ect.)
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