At 2:50 AM +1000 18/2/98, Peter Zaborski wrote:
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>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 1998 4:12 AM
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>> Subject: oil pressure / starting a car
>> (3) When I want to start the car, I interrupt the ignition and turn
>> engine over with the starter until I have an oil pressure of approx.
>> 20 psi.
>Perhaps I am missing something here...
>If you disconnect the ignition but still crank the motor until you get
>oil pressure, what is the difference than if you had started the motor
>in the first place? (Assuming the car is reliable enough to start when
>required of course). Are not all the same parts moving regardless if the
>car is running or not?
>Like I said... maybe I am missing the obvious but I just have to ask
>this. (I am not afraid...)
>Thanks for any clarification,
>76 TR6 (CF58310 UO)
>Calgary AB Canada
I do much the same thing, by leaving the choke in and turning the engine
over on the starter for about five seconds, before starting the engine.
Sometimes it fires cold, but mostly it will not fire until the choke is out.
My intention is to move some oil around the engine before it fires. A few
seconds on the starter should be much slower and gentler than when the
engine fires and abruptly leaps to 1300 rpm before the oil is circulating
When I fit a spin-on oil filter it may be less important to do this before
74 TR6 CF29281U