Author Topic: Sealed lead-acid battery woe,s  (Read 1645 times)

Online KiwiGF

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Re: Sealed lead-acid battery woe,s
« Reply #45 on: 15.06. 2024 00:02 »
What a plonker, having spent hours tracing my short, resoldering connections, finally discovered the problem, I had a pigy back connector on the earth terminal on the battery but mistakely reconnected the earth lead to the DV2R to power feed on the battery. No more sparks when connecting up the battery, everything now works fine, thanks to everybody who offered advice.
Another slight issue the tickler on my fairly new Amal Monobloc is very slow to exit fuel, seems to take ages holding the button down before fuel wets my finger?

Tickler doubles as a float chamber vent (air has to come out to let fuel in), just a thought but if you push the tickler all the way down, maybe the vent can’t do its job?
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Re: Sealed lead-acid battery woe,s
« Reply #46 on: 15.06. 2024 09:17 »
As we've had Monoblocs for many decades  if holding down the tickler was an issue then it would be widely known by now.
Newer versions of the Mono seem to have shorter tickler "shafts" than older ones, so it will appear that tickling takes longer.

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Re: Sealed lead-acid battery woe,s
« Reply #47 on: 15.06. 2024 09:38 »
As we've had Monoblocs for many decades  if holding down the tickler was an issue then it would be widely known by now.
Newer versions of the Mono seem to have shorter tickler "shafts" than older ones, so it will appear that tickling takes longer.

I could be very naughty here and say it's true that shorter tickler shafts makes for longer, successful, tickling *eek* *eek* *eek*
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Re: Sealed lead-acid battery woe,s
« Reply #48 on: 15.06. 2024 09:41 »
All the tickler does is hold the float down against its buoyancy so the float valve stays open and the flat bowl over fills and fuel comes out the pilot and needle jets.  If the tickler only just reaches the float it will barely open the float valve. What it can also do is show up a blocked float valve, top hat gauze or fuel tap.
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