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Old 11-17-2013, 07:05 PM
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Default First Engine Start a No Go - Got Brrrrrrrr

Filled engine with coolant. Filled engine with oil; pressurized and got 30psi when spinning prop. Filled gas tank with two gallons. Got fuel pressure. Turned on master, throttle full idle, choke on, Skyview on showing oil and fuel pressure, both ignitions on, turned starter key and got Brrrrrrrr sound. Engine did not turn over or start. Checked fuses and none were blown. Battery at 12.5v. Tried to start engine again with no choke and full idle; still got Brrrrrrrr sound with no prop turn or engine start. Any suggestions on what to look for to get the engine to start?
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:19 PM
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Brrrrrr sound. Sound like a starter motor turning, or are you describing something else ?
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:28 PM
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Sounded like a rivet gun.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:32 PM
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Sounds like the starter gear is not fully engaging.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:35 PM
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So, pull the starter?
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:42 PM
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Chuck,

I would start with some research in the line and heavy maintenance manuals.

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Old 11-17-2013, 08:22 PM
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If it is a new engine, I would start with a call to a warranty service center (Lockwood, etc.)

The sound you are describing is the same as that made by a bad starter motor sprag clutch. Highly unlikely on a new engine I would think.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:31 PM
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a solenoid chattering. Make sure your battery connections are all very solid. Put a volt meter on the starter lead and see what the voltage is during the clattering sound.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:34 PM
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Yes, a brand new engine. Never started before. Good idea.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:36 PM
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It still could be a poor battery or its connection. It could also be wired wrong somewhere.
It could possibly be the starter solenoid.
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