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Cajunrider
post Nov 12 2015, 01:20 AM
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Folks, newbie here. Any and all comments welcome! I have an 08 EGC. Pipes, PC and SE air cleaner. 13K miles. Lately she has been hard to start. Put new battery in, no change. Starter engages, turns motor over, but seems to seize, loud clunk, motor rolls backwards. Spits out air cleaner sometimes. Repeat a few times and eventually start. Once running, there are no strange noises from the primary. Shifts good, easy to find neutral. Any ideas as I have a buyer and my new Road GLide is awaiting pickup. Many thanks!

Bruce
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Blackcloud
post Nov 12 2015, 07:13 AM
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Sounds like maybe preignition. Did you put low octane gas in it?
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Jarhead
post Nov 12 2015, 07:19 AM
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I'm stumped, but welcome to the shop
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Fgowi
post Nov 12 2015, 08:45 AM
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Did you do the map?



I think your map timing is too advanced at start up. Pipes AND air cleaner equals the map needs altered. One or the other, not a problem. Both, ECM map needs altered.



BTW, Welcome from another Bruce...
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