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Old 05-13-2014, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by California View Post
Starting fluid ... Nooo!!!

These little diesels will shatter rings with starting fluid. Yanmar - and owners - say never use it.

Power Service fuel additive can make starting easier, especially of there is old fuel in it. And one thing that will help is: spin it up with the compression released then drop the compression release while continuing to crank. The inertia of the heavy flywheel will assist the starter.
Where is the "compression release" located? the new battery has no problem spinning the engine over, but it just does not want to catch.
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