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Old 11-22-2017, 07:53 AM   #1
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Gen Set start times?

I run my Gen at least monthly (I run it for air on the road so it gets used) and of course I stabilize/non eth fuel during the winter.
It usually takes 2, sometimes 3start sequences to get her to fire up
I select prime for 5-7 sec and hit start usually not engaging starter for more than 15 sec.and then I stop and prime a for a few more.
Once or twice I could tell I flooded it and gave it a 5min rest and then on the 3rd attempt it fired up
My questions are
What is your experience ?
and what is the duty cycle for our start motor before letting it cool for 30 minutes
Thanks I just hate hearing that thing grind away.
I work in aviation and I know you canít just let a starter motor crank indefinitely
I never saw a Hearse towing a Trailer
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:12 PM   #2
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The same except I prime for about 10secs. and only turn the engine for about 5-7sec's 2nd or 3rd time is usually the charm.
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