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    Sunrise made easy thanks to BOC-gctid375646

    Not sure where, but I read a post on BOC regarding cold engine starting when performing your sunrise. The advice was to have a small bottle of fresh gas to pour down the carb. Best advice ever - normally I would crank and crank and pump the throttle until the vacumn built up enough to pull fuel up to the carb. Sometimes I would kill the batteries, blood pressure rises, frustration would build. This year, both engines literally fired on the first crank; instant oil pressure and warmed right up. So, unnamed BOC poster I send thanks and a beer will be purchased when our paths cross.

    My port is still running high oil pressure like 60-70 when cold then it settles a bit. I will swap the sending units and see what's up with that.

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    iceclimber wrote:
    when performing your sunrise.
    I'm not familiar with that term. Does it mean recommissioning?

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        Do you mean the fist fire-up after a long winter's sleep?

        If so - I disagree with the "instant" fire method. In fact after any long nap, and after checking fluids etc. I'll pull the coil wire (or equivalent) and crank the engine for about 15 seconds. Then I'll wait a minute. And repeat. This allows oil to be fed through the engine, drip back, and happen again prior to start.

        just another 'pinion....
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          Nikko wrote:
          Do you mean the fist fire-up after a long winter's sleep?

          If so - I disagree with the "instant" fire method. In fact after any long nap, and after checking fluids etc. I'll pull the coil wire (or equivalent) and crank the engine for about 15 seconds. Then I'll wait a minute. And repeat. This allows oil to be fed through the engine, drip back, and happen again prior to start.

          just another 'pinion....
          Opinions are always welcome and respected by this Captain; I went looking for this topic on them internets and found nothing to support either approach. I guess I was a little inaccurate on "first crank" meaning the engine turns for a few seconds before it catches. I personally don't see the difference, other than the motor is spinning faster (and pumping oil faster) if you start it. I'm just really careful not to over rev any cold engine.

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