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Old 09-10-2011, 18:08   #16
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Re: Engines that Fail to Start

1. After fuel filter change, we had to vent the lines.
2. In panic, (I failed to notice that the stop cable was not pushed back), I had to push it back.
3. I thought there are compression problems, there was an old and dying battery.
4. One time it started and then died, the mechanic (???) we hired in NZ sold us a filter whose glass bowl cracked and all fuel ended up in the bilges.

That's over 8 years. All in all, despite being 30 y.o. it has never refused to start (knock, knock, touch unpainted wood).

I LOVE AND WORSHIP our VP, MD7 (1980 built). I would buy a new one if they were still available.


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