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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2001, 05:19 PM
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Cold starting procedure

I have a '79 Scout 2, 345 V8. It starts up just fine if I've been using it during the day, but if I let it sit for a few days (or weeks sometimes) it takes a bit of time to get it going. I don't know if I'm doing this right, but I normally pump the gas a couple of times, wait a few seconds, and then try to start it. The last time, I went through this procedure several times, pumping a bit more gas as I turned the ignition, and finally got it going, although I think I flooded the engine as it was running rather poorly for several minutes before settling down.

What is the proper method for starting up when the vehicle has been sitting for several days?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2001, 05:51 PM
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Re: Cold starting procedure

I also have a 79 Scout II (304 vice 345 V8), and I do the same thing. Pump it twice, turn the key, and it usually has to turn over a couple of time before idling high. After 5-10 minutes, I give the pedal another pump, and bring the idle down to normal.

1979 Scout II
304 V8
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