Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Payson,Az. U.S.A.
I didn't really think about the dangerous personal injury aspect when I made my original post.
"Ether" or "Starting fluid", should be used on some types of diesel engines. (what kind depends upon type of injection system and if they have a glow plug or heated intake tract in them.) When used on "Diesels" in the correct manner, this operation usually takes 2 people. 1 operates the starter button or key, the other sprays a small amount into the air-filter as the engine is being cranked over. You only want to use enough to get it to start.
Gasoline engines, as we know them, have a "Spark" type of ignition system. Are you starting to see some possibilities yet?
"Ether", or "Starting fluid", will fire under combustion, without a spark. This makes a gasoline engine try to fire the cylinders, when they are NOT supposed to.
This can equate to bent rods, and all kinds of other serious engine problems.
I know it always worked down on the farm, but I guess there was probably alot of luck involved also.
Usually, 9 out of 10 times that something doesn't run, it's NOT because you ran out of Ether or starting fluid.
Everything I own is for sale. What were you looking for?
[This message has been edited by YenkoYS100 (edited 11-19-2000).]