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Hot starting a 2002 Cessna T182T

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Some times when i try to hot start a 2002 Cessna T182T  as i'm pushing in the mixture the engine dosen't catch or start.

What is the proper procedure to start the engine if this happens?



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  1. Curtis Ide on Feb 06, 2012

    I think with a little clarification we can give you a better answer.
    What hot start procedure are you using? Step by step info would be good including priming and pump configuration during start.
    At what point are you pushing the mixture in? What indications are you looking for?
    Are you changing throttle position during starting?

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  2. James M. Straut Skip on Feb 07, 2012

    Hi Curtis
    My hot start procedure is throttel full forward. Mixture full lean. no priming 
    Crank the engine. When the engine starts to fire  ease in the mixture.
    when the engine is running pull back the throttle to 1000 RPM. If it dosen’t start after this procedure.
    What procedure should i use.

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  3. Curtis Ide on Feb 08, 2012

    I am not a big fan of full throttle starts but normally you would use full throttle for a flooded engine. This sometimes works in a backwards manner where you slightly overprime the motor 5-7 seconds when hot and then leave the throttle full open.  My preferred options are below. 
    Throttle 1/4 to 1/2 in, mixture rich, fuel primer on just enough to see fuel flow indication (to get rid of vapors in the fuel lines), mixture to idle.  start and slowly advance mixture as engine fires. If you throw the mixture in too fast it can cause the mixture to be to rich so even bringing it in halfway to 3/4 and allowing the engine to stabilize works.
    Something else a little more unconventional – try to start with mixture rich and throttle idle.  Start cranking and slowly advance the throttle until you hear any firing and stop.  Engine should fire well at that point.  

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