View Full Version : Downside to converting to electric start?

07-18-2016, 08:08 AM
The D8 15A I'm looking at buying has been swapped over to electric start. My question is, should I go back to the pony start or leave it alone? I know that when starting it up a shot of either has to be given to the air cleaner for it to fire off.

07-18-2016, 08:32 AM
Hey OldRedTim,

I'm a pony kind of guy, but as the old saying goes, "Don't Fix it Until it's Broke" should apply. What part of the country you in? How's the winters? If it's not too cold leave it as is. Spin it over with compression release open until some oil pressure starts to build before closing and firing it off.

07-18-2016, 08:49 AM
I live down in Georgia so winters are usually not too bad.

07-18-2016, 11:01 PM
i would leave it that way pony's are nice but electric is nice

Rome K/G
07-19-2016, 08:44 AM
Just crank the engine over for 5 seconds or so before opening the throttle, this will build up heat in the cylinders and fire up when fuel enters in, just like your SUPPOSED to do when starting an engine with starting engine and compression release, longer time when cold though unless some ambitous operator is in the seat.