Bullistik8v92 wrote:Even a fresh engine would have a tuff time starting if it's cold out. Due the nature of those it's hard to build much heat in them. If you don't have a block heater or some ether you need good batteries. Crank until you get a pretty good amount of fuel out of the stacks then stop and let the cylinders heat soak for a few seconds and repeat.
It's also not uncommon to see the rings take a set if it's parked for an extended period of time and it'll take a little shot of ether to set them to seal up once you crank it over.
I wouldn't put one in my DD, but I still like those 2 strokes. For all their faults, it's probably the most successful engine design EVER. They're still being built NEW in limited quantites and have been in continual production since the 30's in sizes ranging from 1-71's to EMD locomotive engines.
Local outfit here, Emmerson Diesel (long gone, bought years ago and changed names a few times, had a bunch of square body 1 ton chevy service trucks that all had 6v53's in them. After the noise complaints they opened the hood, dumped a bucket of 2 part foam and slammed the hood. Next day they trimmed it up and put holes for the oil fill and drain and dipstick.
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