Buckaroo Posted December 11, 2016 Report Share Posted December 11, 2016 Today I took and members advise and went out to the airport to warm up my 2007 CTSW and get the blood circulating! She's a new plane for me and has been sitting for three week waiting on weather and a CFI check out. The conditions is the hanger are 45 degree minimum temp, Tanis heater for 30 minutes (I got impatient). I opened the big door and pushed her out into a warm Montana 34 degree day with about a 15 knot wind. The big door had to be closed (hanger owner rules) so she sat in the wind for what seemed to take an hour for the door to close. This will be the fourth time I've started the plane and first cold start. I started out with just a slight throttle crack. Then with no success I backed the throttle off and added about an inch of choke. Still no start. Then I added more choke and nothing just prop turning. I think about the time I was going to give up I added more choke and throttle and she came alive. Each time I didn't let her crank long. Now I set her at 2100 and wait for the EFIS to kick to the ready screen. After 10 minutes I give up and shut her down. I did put one strip of aluminum tape on the radiator. Two questions: Any cold start experts out there? In Cessna's I used to just work the throttle fast in and out a couple inch's. I didn't do that on this. Why didn't she warm up after 10 minutes? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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