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Re: MF 135 cold weather starting

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Tony in Mass.

11-15-2012 13:43:20

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Oh fergie, you are making me lose my appitite for supper. It is left over Chinese too.
Catch fire??? Is that how it works?cripes.
Minus 8C is a nice January day in the Canadian Rockies... or a chilly summer night.... so Harry got some big bits and pieces missing to make this right? They're easily converted to gasoline, so all is not lost...
And there's always a squirt of ether...

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11-17-2012 18:16:14

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 Re: MF 135 cold weather starting in reply to Tony in Mass., 11-15-2012 13:43:20  
That"s why you never want to use starting fluid with a Thermostart unit. It"ll blow the intake manifold off!

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Fergie Bach

11-15-2012 14:34:31

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 Re: MF 135 cold weather starting in reply to Tony in Mass., 11-15-2012 13:43:20  
But with the heater the engine will start at really low temps.

Have a look at these He doesn"t use the thermostart.:-

Here"s the same guy It says minus 22 and he doesn"t use the thermostart as far as I can see.And he should have!! The red key thing is the battery isolator switch:-

Here"s a 148- same engine, he does use the thermostart:-

Another 135 without using the thermostart minus 12!:-

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