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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:37 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:54 pm 
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Ignition ON, Second Gear, get it rolling and pop the clutch,,,some tickling of the accelerator may help...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:13 pm 
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Sorry forgot to mention its facing uphill!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:17 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:43 pm 
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Thanks. Its only a 10m driveway to get up then all good!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:12 pm 
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just don't park it nose down, the fuel will drain out of the tank, through the carb and into the sump... bad news

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:46 am 
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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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