Re: 8N Starter Problems

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Posted by Bruce (VA) on September 15, 2018 at 18:07:21 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: 8N Starter Problems posted by Dan Mayer on September 15, 2018 at 17:38:48:

" 1. New Battery, stored on tender, reads 6.3 volts, so I think I can rule that out."


Not at all.

Check out tip # 49.

What was your hydrometer reading? A dead cell will easily show 6.3 volts across the posts.

Incorrect sized cables aren't helping your problem one bit. See tip # 41.

" 4. Bad ground between starter and block. I assume that since I can draw a spark off the starter housing with the jumper cable, that it's well grounded to the frame. Maybe I'm wrong." Yep. Seeing a spark does not assure you of a good ground.

Bottom line....test the battery. Take it to the parts store for a load test or buy a hydrometer.

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