Stus-List Starting a Universal

Dennis C. captbuy at yahoo.com
Wed May 15 20:01:04 EDT 2013


I'm not fond of putting my battery switch on "Both".  I leave it on 1 or 2, never on "Both".  If one battery is bad, it will drag the other down.

If one battery isn't hot enough to start your engine, you have a battery/electrical issue.

Dennis C.





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>Now you have me concerned about my setup.  Is it possible that the inability to start with both pressed on battery alone indicates a battery problem?  I had my switch set to BOTH when I did this and it cranked heartily so it did not seem like a weak battery.  Dave
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>On May 15, 2013, at 5:40 PM, "Dennis C." <captbuy at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>David,
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>>The preheat button does 2 things, activates the glow plugs and deactivates the audible alarms.  The usual start procedure should be to press the preheat button for 30-60 seconds then press the start button while continuing to press the preheat button.  In colder weather, you may have to hold the preheat a bit longer.  With a warn engine, you should be able to press the preheat and start buttons simultaneously.
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>>I push the throttle forward SLIGHTLY when I start my Universal.
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>>The manual can be found at:  http://www.westerbeke.com/OnlineManuals/200157_M12-M50_Operator_Man.pdf
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>>Dennis C.
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>>>I have only had a few tries at starting the M430 engine on my new boat, and I have been told several different stories.  One person said to hold the glow plug button for 5-10 seconds and then start.  Another said 30 seconds on the glow plug and then leave the button pushed while also pushing the starter.  The latter worked when I was first starting the engine after the winter while plugged into shore power.  Yesterday I started it for the first time without shore power and found that the starter did not kick at all if I started while also holding the glow plug button.  Started find when I let go the glow plug button.  What is the "normal" starting procedure with a cold engine in cool weather.  Warm weather?  Warm engine?  Thanks- Dave
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