@aearch,Be careful with that idea. Starters are way stronger than people think. I have seen bent rods and many crushed bearings with lots of battery and interference of some kind. Compression will not break in and if someone set up the clearances that tight, you will have issues after things expand under normal driving conditions. By chance is the coil hooked up when you are spinning it? Is the fuel pump running as well? Are you certain that ign timing and cam timing is right? Spark plugs interfering mechanically?Pull the valve cover and spin the engine over without plugs to see if all valves are opening correctly and in the correct sequence.
Sounds like a great way to bend a rod!I think you would've noticed, but a possibility is if a faulty injector/injector wiring/ecu fills up a cylinder with fuel as soon as you move your key to start = hydrolock with plugs in.
I had this problem once, but the smell of fuel should be noticeable which I think you should have noticed.
It sure is, it happened twice in a Volvo 245 TIC that I had, the problem was a sketchy megasquirt setup, and impossible to notice since it happened for no reason and you wont hear it from inside the car.Sounds like a great way to bend a rod!
You had me at megasquirt 245. OT thread is in order!It sure is, it happened twice in a Volvo 245 TIC that I had, the problem was a sketchy megasquirt setup, and impossible to notice since it happened for no reason and you wont hear it from inside the car.
Luckily, no rods were bent in my case! (But would have if I kept bringing more batteries )
thanks just trying to turn it over
to test elec and power. SURPRISED SOMEONE HASNT MENTIONED THE OBVIOUs-
when i get to the shop -pull out my tow cable hook it up
put in 3rd gear turn on the key LET OUT THE CLUTCH
BANG BANG --SEE YOU.
Sorry, I couldn’t follow all this, b/c I don’t know enough about engines to understand. Does the car now start on battery from ignition after the pop-start?yep cylinder firing. -the old 60's term kick start!!
also tidied up the wiring again and painted the back of the instrument location
going nuts with my touch up paint