Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Thanks so much, a very helpful reply. I am used to a YSM8 with no glowplugs and starting it in cold weather was always tough. Had to become a contortionist to hold the decompression lever and push the starter at the same time.
Glow plugs don't sound so bad.
I understand. There is absolutely no way you can start an MD2040 by hand, so you're kind of reliant on the electrics - one of the things they tweaked in the 'C', IIRC.
Compared to what you've been used to, this thing will be a breeze!!
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