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Tip for Hard Starting Sweeper Engine(s)

This tip should keep you from running down your battery when one of your engines doesn't want to start.

From Ranger Kidwell-Ross, editor of WorldSweeper.com:

On occasion, you will find that one or the other of your sweeper engines refuses to start on a dual-engine sweeper. When this occurs, be sure to start the other engine prior to running down your battery system trying to fire up the one that doesn't want to start.

For example, if your front engine doesn't want to start at the beginning of the shift, start up the auxiliary. The alternator on that engine will then provide charging power to the battery system. Not only will this keep you from running down your battery, but will also provide extra voltage that will crank the starter faster so you'll have a better chance of getting the hard-starting engine to fire up.

Also, if it gets to the point where you need to use starting fluid (in moderation only...), remove the air cleaner and spray the ether directly into the air intake. You'll have better results than if you spray it into the air cleaner intake, which puts the starting fluid onto the outside of the filter.

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