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Date Posted: - Wednesday - 11/ 2/11 - 5:05pm
Author: Paul M31 #106 NJ
Subject: Kill cable
In reply to: Greg Gisler 's message, "Engine" on - Wednesday - 11/ 2/11 - 11:10am

If the engine turns ove but won't start, there is a chance the kill cable (which you didn't use to stop the engine) has been compromised.

On my engine right now, each time when I pull the kill, I have to manually push it back into the "run" position - under the expansion tank, next to the HP injector pump is a lever that (normally) returns to "run" when you push the kill cable back in - on mine the spring (I think) is shot and it won't do that anymore.

Also, on my engine, the kill cable runs over the top of the engine (from the cocpit panel) and bends around the top rear of the expansion tank (where the coolant fill is located) and runs from there to the kill mechanism.

In your case (a long shot here) if the kill cable came loose it may have been slapped around a while in the engine compartment and the engine may have been in the process of shutting off when you did so manually. Then, if you were to try and start it, it would just turn and turn without catching on.

Check the cable and fuel cutoff mechanism. Be careful - if you were to manually push the mechanism back to "run" position, and started the engine, you may not be able to kill it with the engine stop cable.

You would have to starve it from air by sticking a tennis ball or something else in the air intake.

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