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Old 12-07-2015, 01:52 PM   #3
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2001 SC2
Default Re: First start after rebuild - fired for a few seconds only

IMO this is one time where OldNuc's guide is wishful thinking. Hold the pedal to the floor to get it to start, then release it and play with it for a few seconds to keep the engine running. Should be fine within 20 seconds.

With all the DOHC engines I've swapped out not one has had a perfect, happy, "TV Start" on the first try. I suspect the "TV Start" is the result of tons of try's, tweaking this & that and finding forgotten items off-screen first.


Then again I've changed nearly as many EJ25's and they just vroom-start once the fuel system is primed :/
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