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post #1 of Old 02-17-2002 Thread Starter
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Perkins 4108

My aging 4-108 only struggles to start in cold weather, often requiring 45 seconds of cranking in 15 second intervals to start. With a brief (1 second) shot of starting fluid the engine starts immediately, but clatters for about a second or two. Am I harming the engine doing this?
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