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Old 21-06-2012, 16:44   #16
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Re: Hand-crank 2GM

OH,
they will also run on Veg oil with no modification. they are noticeably harder to start in cool weather with veg oil though.
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Because WD 40 is less explosive than ether and burns cooler?
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Old 21-06-2012, 16:54   #18
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EDIT: just noticed your in melbourne, i'm at Eua Gallie if you need a hand PM me and we'll meet up. got kids on weekends though
Thanks for the offer, but I'd feel a bit guilty asking you to round Cape Hoen and then cross the Pacific just to come and visit me.

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Old 21-06-2012, 19:02   #19
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Thanks for the offer, but I'd feel a bit guilty asking you to round Cape Hoen and then cross the Pacific just to come and visit me.

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Re: Hand-crank 2GM

Have you considered a spring starter?
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Old 22-06-2012, 06:58   #21
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Re: Hand-crank 2GM

used to have 2 cyl lister genarators on most shrimp boats. had one on my work barge for a while. All lights off and bilge full of water? thats the time it balks!
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Old 12-06-2013, 20:36   #22
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I too have never been able to hand crank start my MD2B, however since reading this I have elevated expectations, I shall crank like never before but with some refined methodology. Thanks
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I too have never been able to hand crank start my MD2B, however since reading this I have elevated expectations, I shall crank like never before but with some refined methodology. Thanks
That's a Volvo. You can definitely do it. If I can at 175 lbs and getting closer to 70 you can too.
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Re: Hand-crank 2GM

I wonder if you could get it started by spinning it quickly with a heavy duty battery drill (via an adaptor)? I used to regularly start cars using a 5/8 chuck electric drill.
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Re: Hand-crank 2GM

I had a D27 Yanmar diesel outboard on my last boat, and that was supposed to be capable of starting using a pull chord. Tried lots of times in 13 years of ownership. Never managed to even turn it overwithout decompressing, and once re-compressed, it stopped.

Makes you realise just how hard those starters have to work.
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