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Vbox starting problems

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by NickyBombs, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. NickyBombs

    NickyBombs Member
    Messages: 44

    Hey guys,
    Does anyone have any ideas on what to use to make gas vbox engines turn over quicker. It seems to start a lot harder when it gets cold out. It starts eventually but after alot of swearing:bluebounc .
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    What kind of engine do you have? Have you tried ether (starting fluid)? Actually, the best overall method is to keep the oil and battery warm.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2005
  3. fortydegnorth

    fortydegnorth Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    A friend of mine has a Tecumseh engine on his and no matter what he does it will rarely start. I have a Briggs and it has never failed me yet. The dealer to him to run a higher grade gas in the Tecumseh, at least a mid-grade.
  4. NickyBombs

    NickyBombs Member
    Messages: 44

    Fisher vbox ss with honda engine

    I paid the extra $ for the honda but when it's cold out it takes a while to get it going. I don't like to keep cranking the motor over for a long time in fear of draining the battery. It would suck trying to hand start the damn thing when it's 5 F outside. Has anyone had any luck using starting fluid or anything else?:gunsfiring:
  5. Henry

    Henry Member
    Messages: 55

    What oil are running in it? Make sure it's multi viscosity.
  6. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    We run 5w40 full synthetic in ours [nock on wood no problems]and a little mystery oil in the fuel at every fill up.The way I look at is an extra $3 or $4 dollars here and there who cares,its making me ALOT more then that[We run the 9hp briggs]and new batteries every season
  7. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Battery failure can be almost eliminated by running pos. & neg. wire from truck battery to sander battery. Also , most of the time the starting issue is carbureation . Yearly the carb should be cleaned . Another cheap helper is to replace the junk gas line filter that comes with the motor and replace it with a good paper element gas line filter.