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>> No. 3052 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 10:00 am
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How the fuck do I use this? I don't even know how to buy fuel for it. "Normal petrol"? What does that mean? Will the petrol station sell me one of those bottles to put it in?
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>> No. 3053 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 10:02 am
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It's an Hydraulic Petrol Unit - Atlas Copco LP9 20. What I think is the oil tank looks full, the petrol tank is empty.
>> No. 3054 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 10:25 am
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Normal petrol means exactly that, normal petrol. It's likely phrased like that to distinguish that it doesn't need 2 stroke mix. Yes, the garage will sell you a fuel can, though they're probably cheaper at Halfords.
>> No. 3055 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 11:47 am
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Done that, put it in, pulled the cord and nothing happened. The cord didn't even retract. Now what?
>> No. 3056 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 11:57 am
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Is the engine switch on? Is the fuel tap open? (if there is one) is the choke closed? Is there a hydraulic bypass, that probably needs to be off too.

I'm guessing at least the answer to the first question is no.
>> No. 3057 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 12:00 pm
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There are about five different switches on the thing, all labels worn off. The hydraulic bypass is the only obvious one.
>> No. 3058 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 12:06 pm
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Make sure that the fuel tap is set to "on", the choke is closed and the hydraulic bypass control is set to "off". Pull-starting an engine has a bit of a knack to it and it might take a few attempts. Once the engine does start, allow it to warm up for a few minutes, open the choke and set the hydraulic bypass to "on".
>> No. 3059 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 12:06 pm
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>> No. 3060 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 12:15 pm
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Thanks, I couldn't find that.


The cord still won't retract so I can't try again.
>> No. 3061 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 1:30 pm
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The recoil spring might be buggered, but it's worth checking the pull cord for kinks or knots. It's not massively difficult to take off the pulley cover. You can find the manual for the engine at the link below.

>> No. 3062 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 5:36 pm
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What's a respectful amount of time to wait to ask OP how the fuck they ended up with such a specific piece of machinery with no idea how to operate it?
>> No. 3063 Anonymous
18th May 2022
Wednesday 8:11 pm
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A missing bolt on the cage wheels meant the weight of the whole generator was pressing the axle against the recoil spring casing. That had bent it out of shape so it pressed against the internal bit that's supposed to spin, acting like a brake. I propped it up on some bricks to relieve the weight and bent the casing back into shape, running perfectly now.


Man has to start somewhere.
>> No. 3064 Anonymous
19th May 2022
Thursday 12:13 am
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5 nanoseconds.

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