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Re: Volvo Penta MD6b Cold Start System
Hmm... I'm a tad surprised to hear removing the injectors is such a big deal, but if the engine runs ok (doesn't blow copious amounts of smoke) once it IS running, then that is probably not the first place to go.
Checking valve clearances should be relatively easy and would be worth doing given the age of the engine and the symptoms you have.
..and, yes, start with the throttle wide open and be ready to throttle back when it fires.
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Last edited by Classic30; 08-05-2014 at 12:45 AM.