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Author:  ben23f [ Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Parking/starting Mini on a slope

Hi All,

Just a quick question, I have a driveway that is about 45 degree slope and was wondering if the mini engine will be ok to startup on that angle? I had an old land rover once that wouldn't start on certain slopes as the fuel would drain back out of the carby.

Thanks

Author:  9YaTaH [ Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Parking/starting Mini on a slope

Ignition ON, Second Gear, get it rolling and pop the clutch,,,some tickling of the accelerator may help...

Author:  ben23f [ Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Parking/starting Mini on a slope

Sorry forgot to mention its facing uphill!

Author:  gtogreen1969 [ Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Parking/starting Mini on a slope

Uphill is fine as the pickup in the fuel tank goes through to the rear of the tank. If you park it downhill with less than 1/5th of a tank the pickup pipe could suck air.

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The engine oil pick up should be ok. I would not keep it running for very long at that angle though.

Author:  ben23f [ Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Parking/starting Mini on a slope

Thanks. Its only a 10m driveway to get up then all good!

Author:  simon k [ Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Parking/starting Mini on a slope

just don't park it nose down, the fuel will drain out of the tank, through the carb and into the sump... bad news

Author:  1071 S [ Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Parking/starting Mini on a slope

ben23f wrote:
Hi All,

Just a quick question, I have a driveway that is about 45 degree slope and was wondering if the mini engine will be ok to startup on that angle? I had an old land rover once that wouldn't start on certain slopes as the fuel would drain back out of the carby.

Thanks



..About 45 deg??? ...... perhaps a slight exaggeration ??? On that slope the one end of your mini is going to be about a meter and a hell higher than the other rend..

If you can stand there I'd be interested to hear how much oil is on the dipstick.....

Cheers, Ian

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