Starting troubles with lycoming engine

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SteveP
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Starting troubles with lycoming engine

Post by SteveP » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:04 pm

I believe I have a lycoming 0-290 engine it has sat for several years. In the process of trying to get It to start. I've had engine running for a few seconds at a time on occasion but seems like it's tricky to get there. Just wondering what the normal starting sequence is for these types of engines. Is much throttle (gas) needed at beginning. The couple times I've had it running it sounded really good when it was going. Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Starting troubles with lycoming engine

Post by MaxxForce » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:59 pm

The way I start mine is start cranking the engine press the throttle pedal a few times then flip on mag switches one at a time . Mine sat for several years also before I bought it and I had to rebuild the carburetor because it was dirty and accelerater pump didn’t work , also check if carb has a lean rich lever if it does it has to be in the rich position to run . I assume since you say it tries to run that it is getting spark from the mags so I would suspect fuel issues .
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Re: Starting troubles with lycoming engine

Post by GMAC 76 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:58 pm

yea I agree....bet that little carb needs a good cleaning and some tlc

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Re: Starting troubles with lycoming engine

Post by SteveP » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:38 pm

Thanks guys finally got it running. Appreciate the suggestions.

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