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how to : start a deisel engine with no electrical power

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posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 01:12 PM
hi - this is a " how to " , how to start a deisil engine vehicle when :

you have no hill / gradient to roll it down
you have no man power to push it
you have no animals / other vehicles to tow it

the " technique " does have caveats -

this technique will start any vehicle that has electrical power and funcialal electroics - BUT has a defective starter motor or damaged flywheel ring gear

otherwise , this technique requires that all alectronic fuel control / engine management systems etc are functional or can be bypassed

this technique requires that any " engine pre heat " system is either functional or is ` replicated ` by heating the air entering the intake manifold

that said - here is the method :

jack up one drive wheel

attach a rope to the jacked up drive wheel

with the engine " primed " to start - the gear box in 1st , and the clutch drepressed :

spin the drive wheel as fast as possible

engage the clutch

at this point the engine should start

depress clutch - engage netral , apply brake

remove the jack , remove rope

the vehicle is now running - and can be driven - do not stall it

here is a vid , demonstrating this principal

edit on 21-4-2013 by ignorant_ape because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 01:17 PM
reply to post by ignorant_ape

3rd gear would probably be better, in 1st it'll probably just stop the wheel turning.

What about automatics?

posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 10:30 PM
SOL auto-trans need the pump working to build up preasure so the clutch packs will apply and transfer power, only way to work pump is having engine running.some older cars (1963 and older) did have a rear mounted pump back in the tail shaft housing and could be push started,. most of thoses cars are scraped or collector items or in cuba !!! so no if its a auto trans no luck, you will need a good car batt.

posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 12:29 PM
reply to post by ignorant_ape

you forgot the part where you say,"hold my beer and watch this"! Seriously,don't do this

posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by blkcwbyhat

Are you thinking about cars without differential or rope spooling up? I would be curious to know, learned here about this trick, makes sense, but then you come and spoil it

Edit: Ok, finally watched the video
. I would use a longer rope and wind it around the tire so that I have the rope free after some turns but you need a longer rope
edit on 24-4-2013 by verschickter because: (no reason given)

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