My 426 always starts no problem, but this morning - unusually cold in Saudi Arabia, but still about 6-10C - I got kick through with no compression, as if the decompression lever was stuck.
I immediately consulted TT and found a couple of potential answers, and figured from those it was the cold causing a valve clearance problem.
So, I parked her on the sunny side of the street, waited a bit, then kicked her over a few times and compression returned and she started. Went for a ride - all good - pulling liking a train again.
Now, I will check the valve clearances etc, but what I don't quite get yet is why the cold would make the valves open? I would have thought that the opposite would happen? Is it the head that shrinks? Is something else going on?
Edited by pembell, February 03, 2011 - 05:21 AM.