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Re: 76 02 starting problem/question (archive)

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Posted by Earl C. Myers II on December 20, 1999 at 11:55:21:

In Reply to: 76 02 starting problem/question posted by MikeB on December 20, 1999 at 11:32:50:

: I've got a metric mechanics rebuilt 2.2 liter engine with new Weber Carb. Couldn't get her started on this cold morning. Turned over okay but wouldn't catch. Got a little sputter though. I decided to have my buddy give me a jump for a little extra juice, and it started right up. I have a new battery, so it should have enough power to start the engine on its own. What gives? What is the solution. Is there too much draw off the battery from other components?

Mike,
Just a thought but, what weight oil are you running. I too have a M/M 2200 Sport. While stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso TX I could run GTX 20W50 all year long. When reassigned to Cheyenne Mtn A.S. Colorado Springs and temp. below freezing on a regular basis during the winter the oil was simply to thick. Switched to Mobil 1 15W-50 and all was fine. Point is maybe your oil is not compatible with the current temps?

Earl




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