This morning, it took 8 times before action. Once running, all is great, it's just the getting it running part..
Note that Hal experienced the same symptom when he worked on KrZy8 last July before the NERDS run. Hal removed Brodies ignition harness and the problem disappeared. I replaced the relay in the BH (Brodie harness) and haven't had any issues until yesterday. Of course, KrZy8 has been down for some time.
This morning, I could hear the relay clacking, but no spin. At work, I tried again, thinking maybe something associated with heat might be the difference (cold vs hot start) but the same symptoms again, failed 3 out of 5 times. Messing with it, I found if I first held the start button then did the key, it worked 5 out of 5 times.
I don't think it's starter motor, as the problem has existed in both old and new engine. The ground wire to engine was just installed 3 days ago, so I'm Assuming it's ok.. The BH relay is is new as of 7/2011 with *that* many cycles on it.... The ignition switch was replaced a couple of years ago, and everything else works as advertised (gauge sweep, lights, etc). The actual 'start' switch, I've never messed with it, but the 'action' still seems smooth and correct, fwiw. The battery is several years old, but spins the motor big time one it gets going..
?? What's downstream of the BH relay? ? Is there another bigger relay somewhere? I recall the wire leading to the starter motor is much larger than coming off of the BH relay, so I know there's something in between.
My first guess troubleshooting will be
- Clean all BH contacts, check for wiring issues
- Replace relay with new
- Flush ignition switch with LPS 1
- Cycle ignition switch about a bazillion times
Any other ideas or thoughts?