engine priming

engine priming

engine priming
Engine primer as seen from cockpit.
The process of spraying gasoline into the induction system of a piston engine to start the engine. This is done with the help of a primer or a priming pump.
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Texas-based iStart has a solution with its secondary fuel injection control system, a digitally controlled priming assist system that is designed to take the guesswork out of hot-start engine priming by computerizing the start sequence.
The engine priming procedure calls for the throttle to be opened 1/4 of an inch, the fuel pump to be turned on and the mixture to be moved from the idle cut-off posit ion to full-rich position for 4-7 seconds, then returned to idle cut-off.
It starts on the first or second pull, with no engine priming or choking.
The APLS system includes automatic engine priming, post-lubrication and thermal management.