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    Cars Starting old cars

    In a petrol engine car, when you turn the ignition key to start the engine, do you turn it partially and pause (until the lights on the dash go out) or do you turn the key fully straight away? In your opinions, which is a the right way and the wrong way?

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    Default Re: Starting old cars

    Arguing with the wife? If so then it is which ever way you do it.

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    Default Re: Starting old cars

    Petrol it doesn’t matter turn the key and your off.
    But a diesel you have to wait for the preheat light to go off.

    What needs to wait on a petrol before cranking?
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    Default Re: Starting old cars

    As an ex mechanic who worked on all this old stuff if its an old petrol engine with carburettor just pull out the choke and twist it to lock into position turn key right round to start position and release back to ignition on position when it fires up, fuel injection just turn the key right round to engage starter and release back to ignition on position when it starts, diesel turn key to ignition on, wait for pre-heater or heater plug light to go out then turn key to starter position and release when it starts, no more complicated than that.

    Or if the wife disagrees the correct way is whatever way she says it is

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    Default Re: Starting old cars

    I turn they key half way until the fuel pump has finished and then start the engine.

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    Default Re: Starting old cars

    Correct way is to wait and observe warning lights, ie ignition and oil lights come on, then start and see them go out.

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