Posted by Tom Napier on February 13, 2016 at 11:27:15 user Didymus.
In Reply to: Re: Gibber posted by John Nichols on February 13, 2016 at 10:21:30:
"Open the cylinder - crank like crazy until flywheel turning nicely and then close the valve and away she goes."
John, I was pretty sure that was the procedure, at least for smaller diesel engines.
And, David, I remember the term TVO from my youth. Wikipedia mentions it had an octane rating between paraffin and petrol.
My practical experience of boat engines is limited to the elderly two-stroke outboard on my sail-boat. It starts much more easily than it used to since I found a source of gasoline that doesn't have any ethanol in it. The ethanol used to absorb moisture and form a layer of incombustible liquid at the bottom of the gas tank.
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